Thumbnail

Initial thumbnail to lay out the composition!

Sketch

After some comments from the commissioner, I revised the position of the dog and the girl.

Sketch

Combined the old thumbnail with the revised pose with the magic of Photoshop to show to the commissioner.

Lineart

Eyeballed transferring the sketch to proper watercolor paper, lined with Sakura Micron pens! Started on the base wash of colors before realizing I needed to take a picture :P

Colors

Several watercolor layers later, the final photo!

Colors

The original photo didn't have the fur everywhere -- but the commissioner requested it, so I added it on top of the watercolor using gouache.