I think a lot of it is about how compatible your coloring style is with your art style. It looks like you did the technique well, it just doesn't exactly fit your style quite right. I'm not an expert on coloring or anything though, I really suck at it.
Yeah, I fiddled with the skin for the last couple days after this update and I found a way based off this tutorial as a starter on how to get the skin to look right. The newest update of the drawing is on my profile ^^ I think it's turning well.