Yeah, I want to try either an orca or an eagle/raven motif, next. Actually, I will say this...this is not my concept...it's based off another artist, but he does his in more of a totemic motif, less realism...
Yeah, I'm thinking seriously about it...perhaps eagle/raven, or maybe wolf.
How do I do it? Draw, draw, draw, and when it warrants it, I use a photo (no, it's not cheating...how else can you learn to draw a subject, if you don't what it really looks like? Besides, when you've mastered it, you can draw it any way you want, right?)
And it is digital. I work with acrylics, but I don't have any acrylic work posted.
I plan to get a tablet soon, but I mostly work with the traditional media... just don't look at my art, not good >.< Heh, reason why I asked is because it just seems... so easy! But I know that artists put in hours into their work.
I'll try and apply with what you said... with water colours >.< Better than nothing I suppose.
What I do on my tablet can't be applied to watercolor, unless there's a specific style you're going for. And if you've never worked with them, wc's can be pretty frustrating.(I worked with gouache, which is more forgiving.) By the same token, you can get some spiffy effects with them. Ray Harris Ching is one of the best, but that's my opinion. I suggest you study the works of artists you admire, and see how they handle their medium. Keep drawing.
Personally, I'm hooked on detail, but see, that's just my style.