I really had fun with the samples. It was interestingtrying to convert some of the patterns I've been doodling in black and white for decades into a differ medium. I've never thought to do this in watercolor!
the final project pushed me. Dragons are animals, right? I like his scales and tailfins. But I couldn't bring myself to add too many patterns to the background for fear of it getting too busy. So I went a bit more natural. And I'm unhappy with the polkadot pearl of wisdom for multiple reasons. But it was a good learning experience and I'll probably do another project or two this way to really explore the possibilities.