Hello~! I love George Kamitani and his team over at Vanillaware, and I aspire to have such great control and expression with digital painting one day.
I used Easy Paint Tool SAI, and just the default brushes. I think a big thing that people overlook is that, digital painting requires patience and building just as much as RL painting, if anything it's easier! People ask for brush settings, and yes those do help a bit, like shortcuts. However you just need to give the chance for the colours to build up to mix and blend
Thanks. I think it must be my process rather than the software I use. Right now I still treat painting like drawing, and I spend a bunch of time on line before laying in color. An old painting teacher I had used the analogy of playing an instrument; why waste time banging on the drums if you're learning to play guitar.