The more I paint, the more I want to experiment with drawing...that is, when I do take up a sketch, I want to try something different. Lately, this has been holding my pencil differently, not in the traditional writing stance. The above sketch was done with the side of the pencil, holding the pencil with my fingertips only.
This is a difficult hold to master...I couldn't find my usual control, however I think there is real potential there. It allows for quick coverage of areas, a great variety of value, and expressive marking.