Doodles. Sketches. And alot ALOT of WIPS. Will they ever be done? ...probably not...:Y
Firstly, Hello!!! :D
Secondly, I feel you 100%. I’m not all that great at coloring myself but practice really does help. Never give up! Try new things and experiment! You really have to separate yourself from those you admire and do what works for you, that alone I think is what really helped me most.
And USE REFERENCES! It really takes the stress factor out when you’re not trying to make things up as you go.
As for colors I really just look at the color wheel and go by some of the themes (Complimentary, Triad, ect) I’m still learning and experimenting with colors too, it’s all a learning process :) Kuler is really awesome with that.
I hope that helped!!! <3