|Sorry this doesn't explain much of anything... it just demonstrates the steps I went through to reach the end result. I started out using the lasso toll to block in all my shapes, I made some color adjustments and finished up with basic painting. :)
NOTE: The image is © Katherine Dinger. I post the walkthroughs for general reference to give other people a glimpse into how I work, they are NOT here for you to copy! Thank you.