Working on the more simplified, comic style rendering with my editorial illustrations made me want to do a digital painting.
I've spent the longest time starting a painting with the airbrush tool and then building the contrast. I found I don't like working that way; I like to squint or stand back and see basically the finished painting before I clean it up. I started this painting like I would an actual painting, blocking in the values and colors. I have everything about where I want it now, so I'll start to smooth out the transitions in areas.