Alright, I'm in absolute love with this guy's process, but it seems I'm not experienced enough to really decode all of the elements.
I see that he blocks in some darks and chips away at that, but he works somewhat sporadically. Though it is gorgeous to watch. Could anyone help me figure out exactly what's going on here? Maybe break down some of his tricks if you can spot them? It might be self-explanatory to those with more experience, but I'm a middling beginner at this point.
He's got about 15 other videos in his related stuff.