Jakers - Thanks for the comment man, really appreciate it. Its comments from people like yourself that really keep me going in what feels like an epic struggle against being crap at art :p
BlackDelphin - Thanks dude, yeah I think you are right about the shadow, I looked at it loads but it just seemed so odd. Right, I think I'm gonna agree with you and call it finished and move on. I have learnt loads from painting the last few days. The most important thing I have learned is that handling the paint, brushes and mixing paints is not as easy as some people make it look!
element1988 - Thanks for the advice, really appreciate that. I think I will try a landscape tonight on photoshop and just see how it turns out. I generally used only soft brushes for all the PS stuff I've done so far, so hopefully itll help me out a bit! cheers :p
Will post more either this evening or tomorrow, but for now nothing as I am cleaning my house and moving out tomorrow!