Originally Posted by nickderry
as long as you don't try and put in too much detail with the paint, even thin paper is fine for watercolour, I've got away with sketching on some pretty nasty stuff over the years. Detail in pencil, colour on just as a guide, nothing more.
Very good advice I think. I always think that I need to add all sorts of color to my sketches, then I see how simply Nick does it, often just adding enough light color wash to bring the whole drawing beautifully to life.