I love drawing different types of characters. Paper and pencil are so maleable. You can make them do whatever you want! Simply by changing the angle of a line, you can affect direction, mass, motion, anything! I still have problems with foreshortening, etc, but I love to think about how art gives you complete freedom!
Am I rambling? Perhaps.
Here's an old old self-portait from when I had long hair. But I still like it: