This was done on strathmore hot press watercolor paper over a long day. I didn't take too many risks.I'll pick a few of these for a for a promo card. I like the lizards tail, and you can see that i got carried away with the length a few times. I inked reservedly and let deeper colors do the rest. The original is 11 inches tall and about 30 " wide.
Believe it or not there are lizards in AZ that look like that. They are called Collared Lizards and when i first saw them on a hike I thought my gatorade was fermented.