First thank you to everyone. I really appreciate the compliments and to my eyes, well, I like this way of drawing and agree that it came out pretty good.
as far the technique itself, I learned of it elsewhere on the net- there was a tutorial on it- and it is nothing more than simply an ink drawing with graphite shading over it.
the tutorial used a brush pen- but I have fine liners and they worked well, so I’m not sure that the kind of pen matters much.
please do give it a whirl, its a fun way to draw. there’s no holding back when you do pen, cause every mark is permanent- so I think you have to remain a little flexible and let the way the marks happen influence the art.
anyways, I’m a n00b when it comes to ink- so I’ll stop with that. happy drawing.