I've been playing with the oil paints for a few weeks and started in on this fellow from a fun old black and white reference photo I had lying around, but things just weren't going well. For a change of pace I got out my watercolors and gouache. What a difference!
I decided to approach the gouache the way I've been doing the oils to see what would translate. I painted a quick underpainting in thin watercolors (you can see the remains of it at his feet) and then went back in with the opaque gouache over top.
This went really well, I can't wait to try it again.