Finished with this experiment. I ended up using more saturated colors on the flesh. Maybe too much. So, I learn something with each attempt and my confidence increases ever so slightly. This is what I've learned from this:
1. I love sketching on vellum. It erases easily. I can check for errors by reversing the image, like looking at your sketch in a mirror. I also like how it scans, as long as I have a piece of white paper behind it.
2. So far, Lanaquelle watercolor paper is my favorite. It prints well and receives the watercolors beautifully. It's surface is smooth enough for the application of colored pencils.
3. Though I love the strong pigments of Dr. Ph Martin's, I prefer pan watercolors for the convenience.
4. Um....I believe in faeries.