In this step I'm almost done adding the colors to the deer's coat. I've had to add several colors in layers to hide the dark suede and to achieve the desired colors (we don't always have the exact color match). Let's just hope all those layers of pastel stay on the suede!
I will most likely be spraying the finished piece with a fixative to prevent dust from falling off and smudging the painting. This will darken the colors a bit and will help tone down the painting.