So I've seen so many tutorials, and even purchased books, for digital painting. I even watch videos of the painting process. I hear people saying that they usually use a basic hard brush, and that sometimes they use a soft brush occasionally.
What I really don't understand is: can someone break the whole brushing and blocking in colors and blending colors thing down for me? I really want to understand it, because I have no problem drawing or learning about color and stuff, but I'm lacking that one ability to even lay down the color properly. I want to achieve a painterly effect or even a slightly smooth look, but I just don't want it to keep looking like big lines of color overlapping each other.
Can you guys give me the settings you use on your brushes for blocking in color and for basic blending (not advanced refining or anything). Thanks a lot.