So, I woke up at 3:30 AM last night and couldn't get back to sleep. One good thing about my recent bouts of insomnia, they've been great for my creativity! I decided to try something I've been interested in doing for awhile now - digital painting. I've always loved the look of photos edited with textures and filters in a "painterly" style, but I wanted to take it further and have more control over the brush strokes. I used the smudge tool in photoshop and hand "painted" every stroke of this portrait. I'm pretty sure I have carpal tunnel syndrome now, but that pen tablet finally made itself useful and I am really delighted with how this turned out. I think I'm going to be doing a lot more of these, just as soon as I regain movement in my right hand.