Thank you Phil and Ivy
I use Prismacolor pencils (I've tried others and hated them...have a boxful that I won't touch at all lol) and my paper varies between Colored Strathmore (med and heavy), Tientes and Bienfang. I had some of the loveliest paper in the world that I bought in France but when I ran out I found that you can't get it here in the states
I'm still trying to figure out this term burnishing...is that when you apply multiple layers, blending them as you go? When it comes to technical terms I get quite lost
I would love to know about that turpenoid as I have read in some of my art magazines about artists using some type of one and getting really great effects.
Thanks again for all of your help and advice,