I like to think of my work as studies. A study assumes an immediate, minimally planned attack with a very limited idea of a particular result. There is also an idea of a study as an intense examination of a subject that may lack finish. In my case, this label has nothing to do with the actual time I spend on a particular piece.
Drawing for me is about externalizing my state of mind, both conscious and unconscious,during a stretch of time. That time can be the period I work on a given piece or the time when the piece takes on its personality. In my case, I think the conscious attempt to render a subject convincingly enables me to let my unconscious do its work with minimal interference. I draw or paint until I recognize something felt.