Pencil and Ink Over Pencil
I've started the new year off with sketching thanks to a new thread at paintingfriends.com (PF) which is "No Time?? Take 15!" The first photo is the pencil sketch done in 15 min. The second is ink over the pencil, also done in 15 minutes.
The initial goal of the thread at PF is based on the fact that not everyone has an hour or an afternoon to paint or draw, so take 15 min. to do just a portion. The other goal for me is to practice quick sketches.
I tried holding the pencil cupped in my hand using the thumb and forefinger (and other fingers for balance) to guide the pencil but soon found I was back holding it in a writing position.