Thank you, Jo, Marcus, Lisa, Don, for your comments.
Don, your photos are really inspiring and I couldn't stop at a few this time.
This one I did on Stillman & Alpha spiral 9x12 inch 100 lb sketchbook because I wanted to use General's sketch and wash pencil wanting to emulate Woody's work and wash. This sketchbook assures me I could at least put some water on without too much buckling.
I couldn't hold it back anymore and had to draw some sort of monster using one of your backdrops, Don.
So I put the Southwest desert scorpion in, Hadrurus arizonensis.
First layer - General's Sketch and wash
Second layer - I wanted more color then just neutral colors. Took my Yarka Professional watercolor out and splash it everywhere.
Third layer - Conte a Paris carre crayon
Fourth layer - Holbein yellow gouache for highlight
Fifth layer - Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils
Sixth layer - the yellow highlight is still not solid enough. So I dug out the Stabilo 3 in 1 woody watersoluable crayons which are near oil pastel with a point and opaque.
Seventh layer - photoshop. What would I do without photoshop.
Voila. Quite happy with it.