I've recently gotten back into watercolor painting, but noticed that my drawing skills are sadly deficient. I never practiced drawing as I should have and have mainly been a doodler ( I still love doodling). That said, I'm anticipating painting a large watercolor that I want to include a lot of negative painting, so instead of jumping right into the painting, and risking failure, I've decided to spend some time in sketching bits of what I intend to paint and then the entire scene before I get the paints out and the paper prepared. Here is today's negative drawing-yes, it's a doodle, but I think I am on my way now to work in a larger format. I have to find my drawing pencils and sketch book. This was made with a school pencil, probably a #2, on a page of my journal. Back to basics!