Watercolor Sketching

I’ve never sketched with watercolor. I was always too afraid. Actually, until about a year ago, I’d been too afraid to use watercolor at all! It just seemed so permanent - no second chances! But I’m finding that’s not the case as there are so many happy accidents. I think I’m really falling in love.

The flower on the left is drawn with pencil and then painted. The flower on the right is sketched with just brush and paint. I didn’t think I would like the sketch, but I actually do really like how free it is. I can almost imagine it blowing in the wind. What do you think? Left or right?

Inspiration flower here.