First I do a drawing on tracing paper that is the same size as the canvas. Then with carbon paper I transfer the image to my canvas
Step 1. In this step I refined my drawing and block in the background color and the red and the blue.
Step 2. After the first layer has dried, I did an underpainting with raw umber to define the lights and darks. I also added some lights to the background
Step 3. Still using the raw umber and white, I put more detail in the face, and feathers. I started painting the hat, the emblem and the starred fabric.
Next: I'll add color to the face and continue adding details