Shaded Fantasy Agate

Between recording the new lesson on Tangled Scrollwork, I continue to create crazy Fantasy Agates. They are just so relaxing to me! 

As you can see, this one is a little different. After it was done, I had the crazy notion I could shade it with Copic markers. Here is the sequence:

I'm not entirely sure I like the shaded version, what do you think? Here is the before and after shading: 

Before Shading:

After Shading:

I would love to hear your option:  send me a message and let me know which one you like best. Maybe if the shading weren't so gray.... Gotta experiment with that. 

Here's a picture of the work in progress, during the watercolor phase:

And a close-up of the final picture: