I would suggest that you start with the basic then and concentrate on one thing at a time, which is drawing the basic body. Try to follow some drawing from otehr artists (I see that you have been doing that in your gallery), and learn anatomy. There's this website that's really good for anatomy poses: [link] n then u can tryout for colors
Wow its amazing! I still havent gotten the scans into jpegs yet but when i do i'll tell you...Oh yeah i made a design for a character i made but i always wondered how long it took you to chose the colors for the character's clothes?
colors normally dun take me a long time (normally 10 min) unless I really had problems with the character. I have my character all in my head, and i think waht she would like to wear. n then i doodle some random colors on it. like when i design the dress, i already have some sort of idea of the colors that it will be. if its a random dress, then i just try to match with the hair/eyes colors.
it gets easier with practice. If you are not sure waht colors to use, think about her hair and eyes first. See waht colors will be able to match these 2 colors. Example, if she has red hair and puple eyes, then she can wear pink, purple, red, (black n white not really colors but a nice way to blend in colors with them). If u want to have some other colors, you can have white or black as the medium to change colors. like red n purple, u normally wont use colors like green or yellow with them.