I started to lay in the the base watercolors last week and so far it seems okay. I have to take care that the black part of Urco’s dark bay coloring doesn’t overwhelm his lovely bronze base color. Just as in Felix’s portrait, the darks will be the problem. Fortunately, Urco also has a very small slit shaped star on his forehead which should relieve some of the black expanse.
I think that this is about a third of the way in. The colors all need to be deepened quite a bit, but I like his expression. He has a very kind eye and delicate nose.