Today I added some texture to a couple of sheep at Flickr

It's funny. Now that I've reverse engineered how to make traditional texture I'm content to use the Free ones available at Flickr.

I do miss when I first started playing with textures by using foliage, fabric and things like stained glass windows. The results unpredictable and surprising. Now I know that a few scratches, some mottles and a gradient with bright spot in the middle is a sure fire way to make a composite come together.

and I've uploaded my first picture to DeviantArt.

I really like trying to make photographs look like old oil paintings.

DeviantArt has so many wonderful models for use there exclusively I thought I'd do a few photomanipulations of them for fun.

Why didn't anybody tell me that BuzzPro has presets? They have a pallet knife preset that I find intriguing especially when combined with SnapArt's impasto (or BuzzPro emboss)