I took a few liberties with the spacial layout of the piece and drew up a value study/ layout of what I wanted the piece to look like.
After finishing the drawing in graphite on the final board I painted over the whole piece (with acrylic) in a single tone, uniting its overall sense of color, and defining its darks and lights.
Then I slowly started building up color on top of that overall tone until I got to what I wanted. After that I did some final touches with a colored pencil and added some slight texture with a pallet knife and acrylic. E voila!