first one is hiro usuda's image from 2004
http:///images/view/99148/ (cghub link not posting? wtf??) — http://bit.ly/Jred2A - try this maybe
I believe she's not using painter anymore (it's not listed on her cghub profile and her recent livestreams are all paint tool sai centered)
I would assume she used painter 6 watercolour to paint;
it's offered as "digital watercolor" in present versions of painter, but its blending is broken since painter 8/IX, so you won't get exactly the same result.
2nd one is using painter's camelhair brushes for feathers, notice the smudged look, and some texture overlays that are basically black and white photos slapped on + painter's glow brush to bring in the red spot.
this as well.
Originally Posted by Arshes Nei
on the fourth day of glitchmas my painter™ gave to me
four random crashes, three broken brushes, two system hangups & one corrupted workspace