I've been working for a while on this painting that I'm gonna submit for Exposé 4. It's based on a painting I did back in 2002, and I've done it to measure how far I've gone since then. You can see the old one here:
As you can see there isn't much story told in that one, so I wanted to try and change that in the new version. I started out in painter and slowly moved over to photoshop to take advantage of the custom brushes I have there.
Heres a little "step by step" showing how the painting has changed since the first version: