Practicing to paint an eye in watercolor and black marker from my Watercolor Journal. I started with a light pencil sketch last night and then did a basic wash over the pencil sketch keeping in mind where I would like the highlights to be and taking care not to paint over those areas. During my lunch hour today I continued with more washes and I have just finished this eye a few minutes ago by adding another wash and then finally used my black artist permanent marker to add accent strokes as well as the eye lashes. I also used a white marker very sparingly to add touches of highlights. I truly love working in watercolor because to me it is so forgiving and the way I can manipulate the paint with light washes until I get the result I am looking for is very satisfying. I have found that if the drawing is good when you start then the chances are that your final painting will be successful. I always work from very light and then add washes to give the painting depth.