I've been digital painting for a few years now and for the most part, I'll have the occasional picture that actually works. I'm trying to ween myself from the smudge tool. This first one is an attempt to blend just using Photoshop. the results...horrific...
I switched to an apple done in painter using chalk and the just add water blender...
This last one is a combo of panter/photoshop
basically I'm trying to see what methods work for me best. I've got a long way to go.