Hi all, this is a piece I posted over in the artblog section, but I've done a bit more work on it (and will continue to). I wanted to see if anybody has tips on finding good color combinations. This is something I don't see discussed very much in art because I feel like i'm not making good color choices. A lot of people seem to just throw colors into their works until something comes out looking nice--others seem to be extremely systematic. I have no real experience in this and I don't even know where to begin. Should I try taking color schemes from real fashion? Reference color combos from other concept artists? Look at classic paintings? Randomly pick colors with my eyes closed? I'm willing to try anything that will help my approach this process more systematically, if such exists.
Anyways, I'll keep updating this over the next week or so as I try to work out just who this character is and how she should look and act. In the meantime, I'd appreciate any and all feedback and advice!