I wanted to do a side by side comparison for myself to see how different my new technique is compared to just using gouache. (New on the left side.) The good thing about using colored pencils is I can use a fine point for more accurate details and the shading is subtler. The skin tones definitely look better the new way. I am so glad I took Shadra Stickland's advice on my portfolio critique. Now I have to get started on new portfolio pieces!