I really enjoy looking at your work and i spend a whole lot of time watching your timelapses. I specifically had a question for you about the way you paint. I notice that when painting your characters you usually go from dark colors to light colors. you'll always go from a dark flat to the highlights. I do it the opposite way, and I'm a pretty amateur artist myself, so i was wondering is there any reason in particular that you worked that way?
i’m guessing you’re talking about one of my timelapse videos in which case i usually would fill in a character in a dark color so that i make sure i don’t miss any fills, then lock the layer so i can paint over the character without worrying about coloring ‘outside the lines’. so to answer your question, it’s just a personal preference thing and it can even sometimes depend on the lighting situation in the painting itself.
there is no right or wrong way to do this. the most important thing is the actual colors that you pick and that they work well together. and that always requires a little experimentation and trial and error.