I agree. And some guys are charging... oops, maybe shouldn't diss any big dark painting tutorials on this site...
I think the best I've seen along that line is from idrawgirls.com. His stuff is only sped up about 200%, and that gives him the time to really talk about what he is doing. He does go into what brush and opacity he is working at, etc., includes a pdf version of the same tutorial as the video, and gives you all his PS brushes as well. He is also the absolute best value I've ever come across, giving you two to ten times the voice-over instruction as other tutorials that cost 2 to 8 times as much money. Check his free stuff on youtube to make sure you're OK with his style, etc.
P.S. Actually, MB tutorials are at least priced in the sane region, with some of them being extremely good values, and I haven't even gotten any whit brachna tuts yet. Those look like they might be really good. I know of one MB tut that is exactly as thinsoldier describes above, little to no instruction over a simple timelapse of a painting with the video resolution too low to see half of the settings used. Throwing away good money on something like that is just infuriating and has got to be a driver for piracy.
Last edited by Jaycephus; January 28th, 2009 at 09:59 PM.
Reason: MB stroking
"Talent and all that for the most part is nothing but hogwash. Any schoolboy with a little aptitude might very well draw better than I perhaps; but what he most often lacks is the tough yearning for realization, the teeth-grinding obstinacy and saying: even though I know I'm not capable of it, I'm still going to do it." -- M.C. Escher, in a letter to his son Arthur, 12 February 1955