Enlarged it and tightened up the sketch, using tracing paper:
Now here's the interesting part. I'm a very big fan of the artist Glenn Barr. I love his moody sense of color, it's very different from my own. So I decided to
use borrow steal a color palette from one of his paintings and use it on this one, especially since this piece is very reminiscent, in mood and locale, of something he might do.
Here's a screengrab of where I'm at now, you can see the palette grid, and the palette at work. It has a feel that I like. I'll still need to be careful that it feels like my work, and not like I'm aping an artist I like.
I still need to get some reference for the background, stools, dartboards, etc. As if I don't spend enough time in bars...