Sometimes I leave the ink behind, and pick up the good ol’ pencils.
With figure drawing it really depends on the model, sometimes the scene just calls for soft tones and little contrast. And while achievable with lots of ink hatching, time is limited. Also … it just feels really satisfying to use.
I’m hoping to start more mixed media projects or other ways of applying ink, so as to allow subtle shading. I’ll soon put some previews in my Patreon work-in-progress updates.