I wish I could achieve that same look you do here... the only way I can describe it is... the thick, painty, but still very digital look... I see it all the time in other digital paintings people do in photoshop or painter, and I've never been able to do it... and here it is again! And it's lovely!
@ uilleanngirl: If the examples of your art you posted in the forum is any indication of your artistic ability then you should have no problem creating painting like this one.
@ Electricwalrus: Your art is very good. Plz, keep producing beautiful art for us to gaze at. :) Were you influenced to do this painting by this artist? http://tennapel.com/ I've met him. He's a very good artist.
@ Inque I know! I can paint okay, in various styles... ( http://uilleanngirl.deviantart.com/gallery/#_featured ) so it shouldn't be this hard! But I can't seem to do it! It's just the way the texture looks that I can't duplicate for some reason...