The middle one was just an epic fail. This was going along with the same idea but I tried multiple circles and used pastel for color. I uploaded this video only because I spent too long on the drawing/video to not post it. Plus, I really wanted to show my attempts at this.
The third one was my original idea. It came out how I imagined. I used watercolors and I had the muted color. The thing I don't like about it is the actual drawing. It's not very technical. I considered this project complete because I reached the coloring aspect I was looking for from the beginning, but I was never completely happy.
If I were to try this again I would do a drawing similar to the first with the gray portion like the watercolor version. The point of me discussing this is that I want to share how important it is to keep trying. If you have an idea, run with it and keep trying until you reach the desired look. It may take several attempts, but you'll get it eventually.
Three videos today!