So I decided to make the next step be some oil paints. It felt gooooood. Here are a couple of pics after about 90 minutes of wet-in-wet. Not the best pictures, and although you can still see some of the watermedia and charcoal in the piece, the camera didn't really pick it up. I'll save some of that underpainting stuff along the way and hopefully the final scan (once dry!) will pick it up for the blog.