Finally, a miniature on a digital canvas that was not a struggle:
colored pencil on canvas, 3.5″ x 2.5″
I noticed that colors almost do not smear at all on this type of canvas and put dark branches first, then moved to the clouds. It worked – branches stayed dark, clouds stayed clean, no mess at all. And it probably helped that I used harder Derwent pencils for the branches and my usual Prismacolor ones for the rest.