Color and I have a bit of a love hate thing going. I do a lot of color sketches before doing a final painting. Often there is not good color reference for the things I would like to do but why let a general lack of reality stop me... Right?
Here is a black and white and a color pencil color sketch piece to show how crap color can kill an otherwise cool piece. I have since found good reference for all the elements of this piece and I will kick its ass.