I'm beginning work on a series of 3 rooster paintings. I'll to do a color comp for each one even though I've got a pretty clear idea of where I want to go color wise. It's just a great way to explore all the options before putting brush to paper.
This is a really good example of infusing paper texture into digital painting. In this case, watercolor paper. It really changes the look and feel of a painting done digitally. Gives it a more organic, or traditional watercolor look. Love it!