Thank you! It's a mixture of colored pencil, marker and water color. I'm still trying to find the right balance. You've managed to hit on something that has been bothering me. I showed them to a friend of mine last night for a thorough critique and we both agreed that each have their issues. I used two different methods for them(watercolor and colored pencil for Luke and mostly marker with some colored pencil for Han) and where something worked in one, it didn't go over so well in the other. For example, I think the likeness works a lot better in the Luke one, but like you mentioned with the colors, they're over saturated. I tried to add too many colors in an attempt to fix mistakes or things I simply didn't like and it came out looking very waxy and heavy. With the Han card, a lot of it comes down to the reference image I used. Looking back at it now, it was a major mistake to choose an image with such a strange expression. That accounts for the 'stretching' you pointed out and it just makes him look odd. On the other hand, I'm very pleased with the coloring on this one. I prefer this method over the other and I think it's more effective. So, there you have it - two methods and two levels of success. I think at this point, I need to try and find a happy medium. My friend suggested to find some new reference material(he choose a picture of Indiana Jones for me tonight ) and to draw that same image multiple times and color it using the different methods. From there, we intend to compare them and try to come up with something that works. I think it's going to be a great exercise and hopefully it will help me out a lot with my coloring woes. I intend to post my progress with that little project here, so stay tuned!