You might remember the Celtic Cat from a couple of months ago. Back then he was only 1" square. I scanned him, sized him up to 4.8" (to fit an on hand mat), printed, and transferred to a watercolor block. Except for the Holbein Gold Gouache, all colors are from the Rublev watercolors. Lines with Pigma Micron Sepia.
The gold really doesn't show its majesty with this scan. Of course, that also hides the unevenness. I think I've read that many thin coats is the preferred method of application. Also placed a very light gold wash over the eye for a nice sparkle. I may be reproducing this image later to shape up coloring and detail but, for now, this one's a keeper and nearly ready for framing.