Ok, so I was going some experiments with shading and blending today, and came up with four different blending methods. Just for fun, here's a question: which letter above corresponds with which description below?
1. Digital watercolour, blended with all brightest hues, over 2 layers.
2. Traditional watercolour pencils (blended with a waterbrush).
3. Digital watercolours, all brightest hues, blended on same layer.
4.Digital watercolours, with base "coat" of one colour in a pale hue, worked over in three colours at a brighter hue on same layer.
NB. My feeling is, no one method is better than the other.