Some colour practises, along with a bit of creature design.
I remember someone on CA suggesting that I should stop using "obvious" colours and try do something different. I gave it a go, and I must say that even if it might not look great I had tons of fun with it.
Both creatures were drawn and coloured on a single layer in an attempt to push myself into using different colours for shading and highlights, rather than using layer modes and filters. I felt like it might help me learn how to paint better.
Any tips on how to improve my painting skills would be great, crits on these particular pictures are fine too .