edit: I want to add that I did all this on one layer. I'd do two at the max, if the background was more complicated
Hope it helps some people who were wondering how i painted from a blob instead of with a line art or sketch first. Basically I’m sketching as I’m painting.
This is a technique for when you want to focus on the whole picture before zooming in on the details first. It helps if you’re someone who finds themselves concentrating too much on one area of a drawing only to zoom out and find that perfectly drawn mouth doesn’t exactly match up to the rest of the features. It also helps with wanting to put the focus on a certain area of a painting and keeping everything else soft. You can put indicators of where you want certain features to go, but try not to go too much into detail all at once in the beginning; keep things loose and fast and tighten up later for specific areas.