There are threads and demos for constructive drawing, but not painting (at least that I've found). I've searched, but can't turn up anything. Nobody calls it that in the titles, which is part of the problem (searching CA turns up endless threads asking for constructive crit). What I'm looking for is the names of some artists who demo the techniques, or even better, links to some. Doesn't matter if they're vids or text based (or books). Links to threads with good discussion are also extremely welcome - I've found some excellent info on old threads here, just not on this subject (well, tantalizingly little anyway).
Is it simple and I'm overcomplicating it? Is it just a matter of breaking things down into simple forms and describing them using big brushes with as few strokes as possible? Any insight is much appreciated.