sometimes when i sketch, i'll just "carve" away some of the mess with my eraser and leave blobs to define features for me. i often actually find this creates a better final image than carefully sketching every detail, but i can't explain why

art theory 

@extinct i do something similar and agree! I think refining the first/rough sketches too much can hamper the final image because you don't give your eye enough freedom to refine the forms so it just sticks with what's there which might not always be right on the first pass and results in lineart that looks 'off' or lifeless compared to the sketch

@geckonidae it feels good and it's weird how well it works sometimes

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