Digital Painting with a Collage Base

I saw this video yesterday and thought that it was an interesting take on digital painting. The artist, Marco Bucci, starts with an old painting of his and then uses it as a collage base which he paints on top of. Although he starts with a collage background by the end of the painting it’s nothing more than texture in his Forest Village scene. He walks you through his thought process on composition and value. As well as a few thoughts on creating concept art for the entertainment industry.
This video was posted a few years back and he starts the video off by wishing you a happy 2011 but I still found a lot of good information in it. I only mention this because I almost skipped this video from the intro. I had never thought of starting a painting with a abstract background, but now I’m going to have to try it.