I always see a lot of posts about how artists feel their sketches look way better than their cleaned up lineart or inked lines, and while I’m positive this point has been voiced before I am compelled to type on the matter
more often than not the reason we find our sketches more visually appealing than our lineart comes from ocular science and our brain’s ability to perceive clarity
the world, after all, isn’t made up of clear clean lines and fluid strokes! the world is more or less a canvas of smears, blotches and perpetually changing frames of reference. and that’s actually a pretty cool and unique ability thing about our brains, how we’re capable of associating all of these smudges into distinct items, sometimes hundreds or thousands in just one glance—table, person, building, frame, clock, wall, cloud! one of the reasons why human bodies are mad cool.
so, basically, sketches seem a little more “real” to our brains because they aren’t these cemented, perfectly defined objects—something our eyes rarely, if ever, come across in reality! so don’t feel bad about loving your sketches! taking them in is a different experience for our brains than looking at super clean graphics. both of which are sick for their own reasons!! yeah \o/