I first did a few sketches with different ideas. These were all created digitally in photoshop.
After the first image was selected I went ahead and tightened up the sketch (still in photoshop).
And here's the final photo before I went ahead and scanned it. (see first blog post for that version)
anyway, hope you enjoy the look behind the scenes. and maybe one of these days I'll do a progress shot on a watercolor piece.