Yesterday, I made the drawing for it (I don't always draw before painting but I felt that this was a little too complex to skip the drawing):
I wet the paper to wash away the extra graphite and grease, and since the paper was wet, went ahead and put some color on:
Once it dried, I did another wash:
And after this one was dry, another one:
And that's kind of where I am tonight (one wash ahead, but I'm waiting for it to dry). Started another portrait, too! Pictures tomorrow.
Oh, and by the way, this is the tiny little space I have to work in while we're waiting on our house to close...: