This time I'm only playing around with the Charcoal tool in Painter 11.
Just drawing in a pencil fashion . I never have to create this look in real life work situation.
Well, almost never. Looks like charcoal pencil. No real surprises . Only that the pencil doesn't seem very sensitive at times. Like drawing with burnt stick as opposed to a soft charcoal pencil.
It was still easier to open it up in Photoshop to crop it .