I admire and appreciate loose and spontaneous watercolors.
I, however, have never been able to pull it off.
Mostly because I see the finish a different way in my head with light and all the glorious details.
I just can't walk away from a painting until it's as close to that image as I can get.
But this style of a detailed ink drawing first, then loose, splashy paint makes it easier.
With the drawing as a base I feel free to loosen up knowing that I can't totally destroy it because that drawing will still be there.
I am enjoying this as something different.
And maybe a little of that looseness will carry over to my other work.
Pen, Ink ans Watercolor on Hot Press illustration Board.