As much as I loved the simplicity of the original line-drawing; it was time to block out the colors and see exactly what I had to replicate.
I started with a watercolor/ink wash. The light pigment was the base I needed to start working back in. After a second layer of watercolors; I let the paper dry for a night before working oil pastels and wax pencils back into the bodysuit details.
For my, drawing out my designs before hand assists with problem solving different areas. As I sketch out certain areas I start to think about how I am going to achieve this particular task/look!!