this is awesome!! you still using basic brushes or something else. I have been tryin to play with basic brushes but i really found hard. That's y i always switch to photoshop. I know painter gives more painterly look.
Thanks! Yep I still use the basic brushes, particularly the Sargent and some pastels, just mess around with the grain/opacity settings. The pic is from a stock photo which I use as reference and re-work hopefully to my personal style.