I'm noticing every time I pick up a different drawing or painting tool, be it digital or traditional media, it puts me in a different 'mood' so to speak, that is reflected on the artwork... I grab a brush or a thicker drawing utensil (charcoal, conte, pstel etc) and I want to be very loose in the sketching and drawing style. I grab pencil or ink, and I gravitate towards a lot more tightness.
Right now I'm working on breaking these tool dependent habits, because sometimes you do need to work loose with a pencil or tight with a brush etc, and my 'tool mood' seems so strong that If I don't watch it, I fall right into it.
Like with painting, I can have a very nice and exact underdrawing, then I get carried away with being loose with the brush, and for a time forget to watch the underdrawing, the stroke tightness, and get everything out of shape and hairy. I seem to get very neurotic about the 'feel' of the tool I'm using.
I noticed something similar during life drawing, especially gestures, when you have to do everything quickly.... with conte or thick charcoal, my gestures showed I was fighting with the media to stay in the prescribed format and size. With pencil and thinner charcoal, it was somewhat effortless, and gestures were much more fluid and 'gesture focused'.
Sometimes it can drive me crazy when I see things I need to fix and want to fix right now, but they just take time and practice to refine.
Who else is experiencing something similar thing? Is this more of a noob thing, and it goes away with experience, or no?