Trying out another pencil option today by putting down the line of action, head/ribs/pelvis, and joint points with raw umber Polychromos colored pencil in order to make the initial sketches lighter. Then I used my 2B mechanical pencil for the rest of the sketch.
I’m noticing that as I do these gesture drawings, I’m quite critical of them. But after looking back at previous days they look better to me. I think I start looking for too much accuracy or perfection in the drawing moment. I’d like to work on keeping things loose and not overthinking it — it’s almost like on Day 1 I had beginner’s luck!