So I decided to try a new technique, and I believe it is the proper way to paint, regardless, it's a pretty good way to learn tone. Basically I color my drawing monochromatic then go over it with an overlay of the colors i want. All the tones are laid in black and white so I dont have to worry about finding different colors. Here is how i went about it.
Did a sketch in my notebook.
Painted it monochromatically.
Went over in color.
Added background. Took about 3 hours.