Another in-progress commission ...
I'm almost done with it at this point, but I thought I'd upload these screencaps to share a bit of my process again!!
I start out with lines, add base color layer underneath, and then add another layer over both of those (where I almost exclusively use the pencil tool and color wheel). In Painter 11, the Real Soft Pencil tool works remarkably well for blending (a lot like ... well ... a real pencil). You just press lighter for lighter application of color, and voila! Easy to make blended fur effects.
Honestly the pencil tool is my tool of choice for fur, fabric, or any other surface with a light rough texture. I use other tools for other things, of course (airbrush is good for smooth lines or soft shading) ... Guess I should upload the other process pics/pseudo-tutorials I have lying around my computer ... !
My process is sinfully simple, but time-consuming. And this probably isn't very informative, but if you like the way it looks, I recommend trying your hand at it!
Also feel free to comment if you want me to explain anything else more in-depth. I'm currently working on a tutorial requested by one of my best friends!!
She's incredibly talented; I'm not sure why she wants my help!! Go check her out if you like amazing art!