hey there, as you can see my piece from today is different than usual. I first used corel painter and then switched to photoshop. If you enlarge it you can see all the paintsy texture (I love).
But that's not the only difference, I also tried to stay soft with my normal photoshop brushstrokes. I kept the hair flat dark because I love simple graphic elements in illustrations..
I changed the colors and put it as a MTG Card for fun:
[original card belongs to wizards of the coast]
PS: One inspirational card/illustration I want to show you guys is the Spidersilk Armor: