Here's a video capturing my drawing of a red-eyed tree frog which condenses about seven hours into four and a half minutes.
Digital painting is just the same process as 'real' painting, where you slowly build up the layers with more and more detail, only without the associated mess and having to wash your brushes afterwards!
Of course, there are advantages and disadvantages with each: with digital, you can easily revert back to an earlier point if something doesn't turn out quite as you intended, and you can 'tweak' a colour to the perfect shade. However blending colours and shading is a lot easier with 'real' paint, as the digital version tries very hard to keep the colour pixels separate! There is a lot of layering and blurring that would have been completed in just a few strokes if using a real brush.
I hope you like the finished image; if you'd like to view the print options just click the button below.