There's something about freely "scribbling" with a thick stick of graphite that I really enjoy. Permission to be messy. And the pure joy of "making marks."
The phrase "mark making" is often used in contemporary art education and art criticism, and sometimes it seems just so pretentious.
But I have to say there are times when it's just the thing! After all, don't we all yearn to leave our own unique mark in the world? To know that somehow the world isn't quite the same and is in fact better off for our being here?
Besides, you can create some interesting textures by scribbling!