Painting is kind of a new-ish experience for me. Most of my life I've only drawn pictures in black and white. My reasoning was kind of dumb. I thought if I colored a picture, I could never make a photocopy of it so therefore I was wasting my time doing something I couldn't reproduce. After the advent of scanners, digital cameras and photoshop-type programs, I begrudgingly changed my stubborn attitude.
I studied and learned tricks from my favorite painters, and as I would figure things out I'd write them in my note book. Now my note book is full and I thought maybe it would be helpful for others who were wanting to learn to paint. My note book is about 70 pages, and then I've done some step-by-step paintings to add to the back of the book. (You can see some of those a few posts back.) I didn't want to type it up professionally; I was thinking it was more fun just as a sloppy reproduction of my note book.
Here are some example pages: