Another post for another wip.
Colors are not indicative of final choices. Just place holders for the time being. I know I need to fade colors into the background and the lines will follow suit. Perhaps I'll just forgo the lines all together and paint the background without them. That might be the way to go honestly. But if I do that, then the lines on Shade probably would have to go as well. We'll see how things go. I might have to rethink my whole strategy on coloring.
I saw this really neat drawing that gave me an idea on how to do backgrounds the way I want to do them. Start off with a darker color sillouet of what you want, then build up on that with layers of details. It's hard to describe but it makes me want to practice.