I’m happier now with how the digital painting has been going. As I’ve been writing there are a lot of controls and switches to master, plus the stylus has a different feeling than a pencil, and is less precise (at least in my hands). But practice is helping, plus the memory of colour mixing for an opaque medium.
I’m less concerned about doing a smooth image, and more about creating something with spirit, in my style. Of course, colour schemes are always important. It’s great to see one’s abilities improve. One thing about digital is that it’s always possible to mess around with a drawing, and almost impossible to call something “finished.”