Bettalover, just keep practicing, you will get it. :) I actually think I am terrible with colors... but... I just get as close as I can, and make it work for that picture. One of the most important things I have learned through experience drawing is "do not draw what makes sense"... In other words, when looking at a picture, do not draw what you *think* it should look like, draw what it *actually* looks like, even if it seems wrong or like it looks weird... in the end, it will all come together and look "right".
For mixing colors, just start your pencil strong (press down harder) where you want it to be solid, then lift your pencil up (lighter stroke) where you want to blend it with another color.
Neil, thanks :)
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