Sean O'Halloran: Color Details

(I should start this post, faithful followers, by saying that I apologize for taking so long to upload a follow-up to my previous post. It's been the start of yet another busy quarter at school, and I find that my blog has once again fallen by the wayside. Thanks for hanging in there, all! Sorry, Andrew, that your watercolor surface has cracked, and dried, and turned to dust, and blown away while you've been patiently awaiting this follow-up.) 
Here are a few details from my previous process. If you recall, I used primarily a medium to light wash of Payne's grey throughout the piece, warming the foreground with the addition of burn sienna. I added more saturated washes to areas where I needed deeper values. As these washes began to dry, the pigment migrated across the surface of the paper, and any irregularities of pigment distribution resolved themselves; the result was very even gradations of value and color. But before the surface was entirely dry, when the surface of the paper was barely glistening, I dropped in areas of clear water to create blossoms, which give the faeries and the enchanted characters a luminous quality.

This is a detail of one of the faeries in the foreground, which is indicated by the hint of burnt sienna bleeding in from the lower edge of the shot; the blossom was achieved by simply applying clear water to a nearly dry surface already covered with a medium wash. The relative differences in viscosities allow the clear water to push the pigment aside, resulting in a radial build-up of Payne's grey as the clear water moves away from the point at which it was applied to the paper.

Here you can see a similar treatment of the face of Sean O'Halloran.
 This is a detail of O'Halloran's enchanted wife,
who was  abducted by faeries, as Sean tries to rescue her.

This is a long shot of nearly the entire image.

 Here you can see some of the detail I've added to the faeries,
who, according to the text, are rather ferocious. (I can't help but think about Barrie's Tinker Bell versus Disney's; Barrie's is so much more loveable, precisely because she is so spiteful [and human]!)