Just finished this up for my illustration methods class! I took a bunch of in-progress scans, so I'll post them in order. 8]
Refined and transferred sketch on hot press illustration board.
First-ish layer of watercolors.
Finished up with the watercolors here.
And here's the finished piece! Layered and burnished away in the background, detailed a bit more, and added some acrylic highlights. The background could have been better, but I have to move on to other projects now! Such is life...