Thanks for the clear explanation,
The only reason I had wanted to figure out MARI was really because MARI was the only program in which a professional artist who had top notch work had his workflow illustrated.
Learning comes easiest when one can see a workflow then branch off and make decisions from there.
However with Substance there isnt anyone around with quality results.
Yes, Substance showcases those with great work, but there is not demo for what they actually do.
For example, on Lynda the only person that shows a workflow for Substance and the title is “Realistic” skin looks like a barbie doll…
If one was to follow his workflow the most one will get out of it would be that look and if one was to try to go for better it would result in many many questions and decrease efficiency.
Whereas if one started off with results that one would want, then the questions become filling in the gaps in between
rather than mysteriously probing through the lands of the unknown.
At this point it would be a matter of learning with better speed.
Which is why I have been asking around for recommendations for tutorials or workflows because I haven’t seen any.
(I guess this would also be where a professional artist in which you like his look, would be helpful as a face to face teacher)