here is a tute for digital painting that uses a technique similar to my own but goes many steps further. cowgirl part 1 part 2 part 3.
it starts with ruff sketch scanned, printed out and redrawn a few times till line is tight without losing the freeness of character.
colours are blocked out in back middle and fore ground layers and worked on it that order.
use of complementary colours is well understood by artist.
photoshop techniques are used such as blur, lasso as well as blending layers.
achieves efficiently what it sets out to do: a scketch that looks like it came out of an animation.