First layer of paint goes on top of the pencil drawing. Watery acrylics to block in tones.
Then the second layer is about getting the cloth soaked around the stitching and having fun with colours - this is mostly delft blue and lemon yellow.
3rd layer of paint begins to make it more realistic. Still using watery acrylics but beginning to make them thicker. Giving definition to eyes and other features, to find out what goes where and how things like the nostrils work. Probably another couple of layers ought to see it finished.