"I like to keep things from looking too slick, and try to retain a craft aesthetic"
What is all this about? Craft has an unfinished look? A raw look? Might it actually mean a DIY or amateur or untrained or outsider or naive or untrained or something or other aesthetic... this seems to go hand in hand with the thrift aesthetic [which of course is not about thrift but about looking like thrift].
Perhaps it is uncharitable or churlish to pick up on this but I just thought about all the skilled craft people I know [and don;t know] and their striving with materials and it jarred.
The craft of drawing is an ongoing practice, a skill.
1. an activity involving SKILL in making things by hand
2. skill used in deceiving others
1. exercise skill in making [an object], typically by hand