I was not satisfied with the out come of this first layer because the colors were too muted and pastel. After some time, I decided to go back over some areas with gouache. Since I have a little more experience with gouache, I was a little more successful in achieving the bold colors I was after.
I am slightly happier with the outcome with the second layer. I player around with complimentary colors to make it pop a little more. I still do not think the image is completed though. I think I might go into it yet again, this time maybe with colored pencil or water color pencil. Something to add a little definition to some areas, like the head and legs. I feel those are lacking something.
Maybe I will be more successful with the gargoyle on my next try. For the time being though, I think I will set this one aside and go back to what I am familiar with for the next post. So come back soon and see my next pencil portrait!