It seems that there are two major types of artists. Type 1 is extremely meticulous & detailed. Type 2 is half-hazard & acts mainly on instinct. When it comes to art (but not really to any other part of my life), I am definitely type 2 but I greatly admire those people who have the patience & desire to go that extra mile when it comes to detail.
3.5"x4" watercolor, colored pencil & ink on cold press watercolor paper
At the same time, I do really love something when it looks a little rough/sketchy. There's that little rebel in my head that says (in a snotty voice) "If you want it to be photographic, just take a picture." Rather close minded, I agree, but it still talks me out of spending the headache on a lace detail or the subtle texture of someone's clothing many a time.