i really think you did a great job on the colors. i think that any set of complimentary colors can be used successfully and you did a wonderful job. i really like your painting/coloring technique too. but as my drawing instructor always states, a good drawing comes from the beginning sketches. i browsed your entire sketch gallery and it really blew me away. great job.
agreed. i hated gestures, and i kind of still do. most of my gestures are scribble after scribble over each other on the same page, but it really helps that my drawings are kind of sketchy (not in the bad way ) though. i can take my "sketchy" drawings and then flush them out later into really blow out jobs.