Sometimes I like to sketch in my art journal in watercolor with pen and ink. Today I did these 3 figures that I saw sitting on the grass near the beach. Afternoon Chatter is about 3 women having a relaxing afternoon. One woman sitting on the grass is off the left of the other two sitting in beach chairs. I liked the white space around these figures. It seemed to help the composition so I left any background out of the sketch.
Working in a 9 x 12 watercolor art journal I started with a light pencil sketch. My goal is to keep this light and not too detailed. Using Micron pens in 2 sizes I sketched in the pen and ink. I stopped and started the ink line, wiggling here and there keeping it fresh. When I was happy with the ink line drawing I erased my pencil lines. Lastly, I painted with watercolor leaving much of the white of the paper around these figures.
If I like how a sketch turns out I may add it to a painting at a later date. This trio of women may look nice in a painting for my beach series. Practice drawing as often as you can. You will see improvement in your sketches and paintings.