i want to finish kiangos arttrade piece today but idk how i want to color this

everyone i follow has really cool digi painting coloring styles and im just


i really like vectoring and flat colors but i feel like im years behind a lot of you and my lack of a unique coloring style is hurting my portfolio idk

all i do is paint shadows with low opacity then smudge the shit out of it like this: 


Same. I also finally realized just how much highlights and shadows work together.

I wish I had payed more attention in art class, but eh, drawing really wasn’t my thing back then.