It was a lot of fun to just cut loose and not be so worried about the outcome. They are technically supposed to be flowers, but I felt myself naturally gravitating towards sea life... so I went with it. I do have to admit, however, that after I added the pen lines (as you can see in the background of the first image), I thought that the thick, dark lines took away from the color of the watercolors. So I ended up painting thin gesso over the background lines, which muted them without fully taking them away. I much preferred this effect. What do you think?