Thank you! THe coloration felt very taxing on the eyes while working on it, but I really like how it came out. Especially the colors in the water as they provided a nice break from pink tones. XD I bet its Rocky's biggest catch ever, although he was aiming for that fly that's flying through the picture.
I remember that I redid the water at least once, but that was towards the end of the coloration. I also tried out a different way of coloring that time (I had a dark blue layer with a low opacity setting). Probably did some changes along the way. As I'm sur you know, when working on a bright, white background, colors tend to look different compared to what they look like once there's less blinding white. So I usually end up fiddling around with colors.
It does indeed. Now I've gotten used to having a background layer with a darker color in the background that I can turn on and off when I feel that the color I'm working on get's too close to the background. It's very useful to spot where you've gotten outside of the outlines as well. Another technique that I'm not using all too often (sadly, it really helps) is doing the background first. xD