I like the way color pencil looks over the graphite. I know it blurs and the color gets grayed, but, well, that's is what happens anyway with graphite, you get tones of gray, right? To me it kind of gets that soft pastel-like finish that just graphite by itself doesn't really have. Also, I also used a big brush, my fingers and a chamois-like cloth to buff the surface. Using those tools helps to spread both the CP and graphite around the surface of the paper, doesn't necessarily push it into the paper like it would if you used a tortillion or stump. Especially polished the eyes so they would take on that shine that really soft graphite does so well. I also like to take the black/white look and add touches of color to it as I think it adds life and some sparkle to the piece. Of course, those graphite purists won't agree with me on that, I am sure.
So thanks much for stopping by and taking a look.