its about time i try to explain this as the obviously unprofessional i am.
i just pick colors depending on my mood, there are colors that look colder and warmer, so i take advantage of that
do you feel the colors. you gotta feel them.
then it’s time to pick the best colors for your piece, aka AVOID THESE IF YOU CAN.
sometimes they work tho, but why pick those when you can pick these
they give you cuter colors and better color palettes.
remember to feel how warm or cold or neutral you want anything to look.
that’s better looking than the MS Paint default palette. after some time you will be able to choose nice colors, give it a try. (you can also make a new layer with a solid color and set it to Overlay and it should help).
then the shading comes in, you’ll eventually realize some colors look better with others. BUT PLEASE PLEASE AVOID SHADING WITH BLACK/GREYS OR MAKING LIGHTS WITH WHITE.
ew that looks so simple, why do that when yOU COULD BE SHADING WITH COLORS TOO???
yeah that looks more lively.
i really like colors and that’s why i experiment with them a lot so to fully understand them you could either learn on your own by trying (like me) or you could take color classes, which is good too because they will teach you about other important stuff like this
but basically its just
don’t take me too seriously because i just fool around with colors hnnn. u3u