Chalk outline of the figures. I taped my initial sketch (first image to my canvas) and rubbed some white chalk on the underside of the drawing to transfer it onto the canvas.
Then I started filling in Eknath (the bear character). I was going to keep his loin cloth green as in Issue 2 but it was the exact same color as the grass field. So I just plopped in some green I had laying around.
The final painting using cheap BASIC acrylic brand paints. :( *Tip. If you are painting grass or fur. Buy a DEERFOOT filbert brush-- \|/ ... it's shape. Like a fork.
Adding the titles over the painting. I'll use a scan of the painting for the absolute PRINT final of this. I may move the Logo, but I was looking to add some intrigue by hiding it. Hoping the consumer would pick the book up to take a closer look to see what it said. We'll see if that works!