By the end of Tuesday morning the ArtOrder Levi painting was looking like this (above). I had just about taken the watercolour as far as I wanted, there was still an abundance of elements that need refining such as the faces of both characters, weapons, leather doublet, background, rocks... I could go on. My plan was to use gouache, gradually becoming more opaque, until I had sorted all the problems and ended up with a finished painting.
Below you can see the final artwork which I finished Thursday evening. I'm pleased with the outcome but still feel I can push further with the gouache paints. No doubt I shall bear that in mind for my next fantasy illustration.
38 x 29cm