Well, this is one of the pieces I did for my college application portfolio, and at least some of these must have been good, since I got accepted.
Well, five classmates. It's ok.
I like the top two the best, with the one on the left the favorite, obviously indicated by the size the image, since I scanned them all separately.
I don't really like drawing other people, because I'm not that great at realism. I don't actually draw it the way I see it, because my brain doesn't translate it properly to my hand. So I get the feeling that people won't like it if I draw them, because it won't look like them/won't be something that shows their best parts, and they'll think that's how I see them.
Most people are impressed that I draw this well, though...
Thus, I like to try to be ninja-like in my drawing of other people, drawing them without them noticing. Most of the time, I am noticed though...
Pencil + paper + scanner