I'm new here and I don't know very much, so I'm sorry in advance if I'm doing this wrong!
I drew this and I inked it on photoshop, but I always have trouble creating initial color relationships, especially when it's just a character and not in an environment (and even in those situations I have a lot of trouble). I looked at some pictures of coral reefs and underwater fishes to try and get an idea, but that's still problematic for me.
For some background on me, I have had one year of experience painting from life, but I'm not very good at all and I'm still working on it.
I was wondering if anyone had any advice about how to start out coloring or what ways I could improve? What do you do when you start painting or coloring an image? How do you determine what kinds of color schemes work together?
Here's the WIP, please let me know what you think. I have the kind of bad colors sloppily placed in there, and the lineart beside it.