I’d drawn this and done the colour swatches but when I went to paint it I found it had been chopped up and cooked! I had to guess the tones. I got the colour on the stalk wrong – the paint was too thick. It should have been a thin layer, and a lighter colour.
Then I did a wash for the head and it loooked okay just at that. I should have scanned that version for comparison. Then I went in and did some stippling to show the texture better. Again that first wash was perhaps a bit thick, and the colour too strong.