Thanks Comix. I guess i managed exactly what I wanted to with the hood into/out of the paper like that. Many many thanks for the feedback!
Well, since I haven't any sketches from today, I'll post the watercolor I did this evening:
8x11 watercolor, goauche, and colored pencil on arches 140lb hot press
This still needs a little work. I need an eye bridge that leads from that dark land mass below to the rest of the pic. I'll probably just get some bright patches onto that grass. (just edited with the very mildly revised version)
c&c welcome as always