I've confined myself to the doodle thread so far, but this is something I'd appreciate some advice on. It's my second time painting, but I enjoyed it, and would like to improve. Two things: I had 2 brushes, neither of which were smaller than 3/4th an inch, so details were hard to come by, and I didn't have any black, so the best I could do on things I wanted black, was dark blue or purple.
Any tips/critiques I could get would be much appreciated, both on this and brush painting in general, as I'm quite new to it. On thing I seemed to find, starting with very dark colors to work as a shadow, then painting upwards in color, gave an illusion of detail and depth. Is this pretty standard? I also need a lot of work with color theory...
Larger version if anyone's curious:http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3672/paint01las2.jpg
Reference (me hiking this summer):http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2015/1805785112_db92a141ec_o.jpg