Watercoloring question: Are you supposed to sketch with a pencil then watercolor or are you supposed to just start watercoloring without a pencil sketch?
There are some sources and starting tutorials you might start exercising even if you never hold a brush.
But anyway you should be skilled in sketching to paint loose and free style without pencil.
So start from sketching before and don’t stay here for long if your heart call for freedom. Don’t stay in a cages of lines if you want to paint with freedom, atmosphere and style.
Seems like you already SEE a DIFFERENCE! For sure paintings without sketch is more alive, fresh, atmospheric:
Original watercolor baby deer painting by(2018) without sketching before
Original watercolor muscari painting by(2018) without sketching before