Sometimes I’m comfortable enough to sketch with a loose hand. Occasionally this happens when I’m rushed or when I’m working with a lot of surface area. Lately my loose lines have been able to convey the shapes that I intend. This technique worked particularly well for the sketch below.
This drawing is looser than most of my others. The looseness was inspired by this young woman’s hair. I don’t give it enough credit here, as it was one of her most striking features. While the lines are looser, the planar areas are more composed due to my smudging the light pencil traces into oblivion.