Hi Victor, I learned both from tutorials and from my working place at Caravan Studio and of course practice. It's the practice that enables me to be like this.
If you want to paint like this, first of all, I suggest you go to art school if you can ( I heard that it's quite expensive in the US). I think you can learn a lot from art school, or else, you can find tons of tutorial in livestream, youtube on how to paint and online class, buy some book for reference too. - Attend workshop if available and possible like massiveblack workshop, etc. - Find friends who have the same passion like you (trust me they will help you in the time when you are boring or lost in confidence) - follow a lot of great artist whether here, at CGhub, blogspot, etc - Practice - do whatever it takes to keep your passion and spirit up (this is the most important), because once you lost your passion, it's a Havoc -ENJOY every process, whether it's good or bad (like bad critique, artblock, difficulty in practice or job) especially when you painting. What's the point if you don't enjoy it?
I actually went to Vancouver Film School for Animation, while they helped me improve my artistic skills, they did not teach me to pain how you do, so I think I'm gonna try to find tutorials online and see if I can follow them.
Any good videos you recommend to start with? You may use a different program than me, I use photoshop, but maybe I can adapt that.
Well I guess my biggest learning curve would be color theory and texturing, I've had some basic lessons but I'm still not very good, maybe I'm just lazy and don't do enough though...