I have been combining my love of sketching and watercolor in works that are made mostly in sketchbooks. But I also have worked on larger and more time consuming works also made on paper but with a slower process of drawing and painting. For me the combination of sketching with graphite and watery brushed colors on a paper that texturally blends both mediums in a combination of sensuous ambiguity is a pleasure.
I usually start with the sketching part, quickly laying down fast and broad gestures and struggling with a black and white sketch. After that, I then lay down strokes with a wet brush of humid color pigments to try to color the image with just enough pigmented water. The sketch is the main image, the coloring part is the color atmospheric accent.