I refined the sketch further...I like to use tracing paper for this step.
In this case I used it to add the paint drips
|This is the final line. This is what I would transfer to board and paint over|
The next step was to do a Value and Color Study. I decided to use Rainbow colors for the Paint...
-I was careful not to use red or green on the paint covering the frog (NO REDto avoid it from standing out from the other two animals and NO GREEN b'c it would obviously blend with the green frog). As a result I started with the red on the left side and moved toward the right using the colors in correct order as they appear on rainbows-
-I went with a brown rabbit because otherwise I would have too much "white" on the center left side of the image, and isolating the frog-
Here is the final piece done in Acrylic...