I have lots of trouble staying loose. Even though I sketch quite quickly, it is too tight and I can become obsessed with detail. Not that I put too much detail into a sketch, just that I can't seem to sketch it if I can't see it. I envy those in the EDM group who can stay really loose and capture images of something - this week Casey in Hong Kong, Hashi on her LA city walks, and Gabi on the bus.
I want to be able to do both - depending on the project. So this morning I brought my sketchbook and watercolor pencils with me when my husband and I took our grandson to Bethesda Fountain and I forced myself to do just a really loose sketch, add color, and then water - all in < 30 minutes.
I definitely need to have more of these sketching sessions. Need more practice!!