gorillaluau thank you very much ;)
I don’t have any tutorials per-say, just a couple of process pieces.
Brushes vary, sometimes I use the smudge, sometimes I use a variety of different brushes other times I just use one. In the last one I just posted I used one brush for Edward - the standard hard round preset varying only opacity and size and if i’m honest that’s probably the brush I tend to favour. I used a custom brush to create the splashyness of the back ground. I painted that one on 2 layers, in fact all my speedies are pretty much just two layers.
One tip I think I found invaluable starting out, is never start a painting on a stark white background, even a shade of off white is preferable. I personally start with a mid tone that fits the mood of my painting, it can speed a process up no end and I find the colours really do interact better with each other.
This article explains it better than I probably can. I know it talks about Canvas prep but I would say the principles and reasons are completely transferable to digital painting.
I know I say it all the time but practice is the best piece of advice I can give anyone. Practice helps you get a better understanding of both your subject and the tools at your disposal. There’s also no shame in using reference from time to time either. I have just started reading colour and light & imaginative realism both by James Guerney and I would whole heartedly recommend them to anyone who wants to venture into fantastical realism.
sorry for the long winded answer, hope it helps ;)