I did a search for these two questions and it didn't really help, so sorry if these have been asked before. I did look, but maybe I am searching for the wrong keywords.
First, I am really slow at digital painting. It seems like I 1.5x-2x longer than anyone else does on a painting for similar sized/quality work. Where might I find some guidance on getting faster? I have seen people make reference to practicing to become faster, but... how do you do this?
Second, one thing I know is that it is faster to paint darks->mids->lights. I do mids->darks->lights. I am at an intermediate level of digital painting. Is it worth the time investment at this point to try and relearn painting in this method? I have made a couple attempts, and is a lot harder for me to wrap my brain around for some reason.
Anyway, thanks for your time and advice. I really appreciate it.