Thats after about 1-2 hours work spaced out by people talking to me. The version i've got on my pc now is much bigger, I think that one is 25% of the size. I've worked into it much more and it generally looks better (with the exception of those few hairs infront of his eye, which have been taken out right now, I painted a skin tone over them so that I can then pain the hairs back in, but i've not painted the hairs in yet so it looks, well, 'odd') I used: Photoshop CS2 An A5 graphics tablet (Wacom Graphire) A rather hefty photo as reference Method: Shrink photo to reasonable size Draw over photo basic shape Pick colour pallete from photo (what you see at the side) Hide photo Block in basic colour and shadows Workin detail I've got my brush set up with opacity and flow [I think] set to stylus pressure and brush angle set to sylus direction - I use a round brush but adjusted the shape so that its slightly oval, when painting TF2 textures I make it almost flat. I have one hand on the graphics pad and the other positioned on my keyboard ready to hammer in shortcuts like ctrl+z and [ and ] for changing the brush size. I know all the tool shortcuts: B for brush E for eraser, Z for magnifying glass alt(when in brush mode) for eyedropper. I also make use of the space bar to move around the image when zoomed in. Any questions/praise/critique/commets/elephants/skyscrapers/spam?