AKA Stray Emotions...
Loose patches have evolved over the years. The loose face especially. I talked about faces and creating them as components way back in Patchwork Beasts. To review, the post is here.
These days, I tend to use a face more like a layer. A layer of spirit or consciousness. I lean toward the loose sketch on a loose scrap, loving how they peer out at me from the scrap basket as I sort through. Reminding me of the amazing array of moods that pass through. How much face might express a passing moment.
"Put a Face on it"
How much this layer changed things.
Faces are both fun to create and at the same time, meaningful for my compositions.
The loose patch might be anything, but faces help me tell my story.