Hey Prikle, I've been having some trouble with the concept of the coloring of drawings and backgrounds and how to make the colors not look basic and boring, and or the coloring having a bit of uniqueness to it, and creating color pallets.
Okay here i go trying to explain something i never really learned but i just kinda worked out on my own…
Picking your base colour:
Its important you don’t make your base colour something boring or intolerable (as pictured above). Try to add colour into all “greys”. Usually I would use a blueish or purple shade for anything grey. For example, the way I colour my hair in most drawings.
So this is a blue that you’ve picked and picked a highlight/lowlight colour for that has no warmth shifting.
And here’s the blue but with some highlight/lowlight warmth shifting. This just means it will make the shading look more lively. The lowlight is warmer and the highlight is cooler than the original colour in this particular example.
You can do it the other way for other colours, but I realised with blue it works nicer like that. For green, I personally think it looks nicer if you make the highlights warmer and the lowlights cooler. Just experiment. See what you think looks nicer. Heck, sometimes, not even changing the warmth looks the best.
As for colour pallet stuff, you can pretty much make it with any colours you think looks good. Heres some colours I wanna work with:
Try to sort them in a way where they look nice next to eachother. Generally you wanna use one end for highlights and the other for lowlights.
Now just kinda draw like you usually would but limit your colouring around those colours. I made a quick example:
I have the tag “colour” for more examples of drawings I did using limited colour palettes. Hope this helps. Sorry I dont know some of the real terms for stuff cus I never learned colour theory from anyone I just kinda picked it up and recognised what goes with what, etc.