The comp from the previous post were derived from these 2 early sketches. These were done for a personal project to improve my painting skills. Also, as I have more time now, I am going to improve my colors as well. I usually tend to paint in the mid-grays with accents of color, but little of bright saturated color. That will be another lesson for me. A great example which I came across for "tasteful colors" is the 'Art of Spirited Away'. The background environment colors are saturated, but very controlled and looks naturalistic without looking gaudy. I'm not a too fond of using oversaturated colors, however, I think it's good to experiment with it to learn what and what not to do. I'll come up with some studies in future posts.