Sometimes the only reason I do sketch-related actions is because—the paint was already out, I’d run out of time, I wanted to see what would happen, I was following my nose, I wanted to push something, I just wanted to get to some sort of “finish” and go to bed.
There are a million reasons to do something when you’re sketching.
The best thing, I think, is to keep on sketching, until you arrive at something.
But if you have limited paints out and want to sketch, and let’s say you don’t like the weak pen line going on in your sketch (as I didn’t here) then sometimes going on is about “why not?”
Play around with things. Go sketch right now.
Today’s Sketch: Brush pen and watercolor (with white gouache mixed in the background), on OLD Winsor and Newton Hot Press Watercolor paper. (I do not recommend the new and revised Winsor and Newton Watercolor paper released around 2018 or so. It uses a vegetable starch sizing and is not a fun paper to use!)
Quick sketch from an @earthsworld photo.