I've been digital painting for some time now... but I have a question. I've noticed alot of great artists that in there speed pieces and alot of works, they have really solid shapes, 100% opacity etc etc, with no blurry edges and what not. It looks as if they took 1 solid brush stroke, new exactly how hard to press, and left it. Is there some secrets that I havent known about? are they using laso tool or how is this effect achieved. In my paintings, i paint over certain areas more than once and so on... multiple brush strokes, blending and ya.... I have always been envious of the style of these solid shapes and very sharp edges.

heres an example:

http://novamesh.com/NEW%20IMAGES/2012/Piligrym.JPG