A major part of practice is discovery.
In this case, starting into a new sketchbook with new paper and using new markers, I couldn’t help myself. I had to add watercolor. Well, what I remembered about the Moleskine sketchbook paper is that it absorbs color. What looked vivid on mixing and applying was quickly absorbed and diminished. I also discovered that one wash is all this paper can take. The color and water bled through to the back side and buckled the paper. Oh, well. Live and learn.
Each different combo of tool, surface, manufacturer, size of point, brush, surface, produces different results. I’m reminded of what I already knew but temporarily forgot. A common occurrence. I knew that!
What’s great about the practice form is that it’s no major big deal to mess up in the process. (Though we’d always like to be perfect.)