I’ve realized that my main weakness is not my lack of a sense of color but my inability to control brushes properly and use them comfortably to create the texture and the lines I want to create. So I’ve decided to practise a lot with studies. I have a collection of photos that I will be using as references. By the end of a lengthy such period of practice I hope to overcome my weaknesses and manage to create better quality original pieces.
For these studies I’ve used some random images from the internet or Deviantart. I did not use color picking off the reference, I used just my sense of observation. I still have a lot to learn before I give up on layer blending modes too (=_=).