Yep, I've been looking into the very nice tutorials stickied in the tutorial/learning sections. Killing.people's thread caught my attention in particular because I'm used to working with photoshop (but not as a painting program). Anyway, I watched the .avi s he put in there and tried to emulate. This is what I came out with:
I might finish this up but I need to sit back and think about what I just did before (or sleep) I continue.
Feel free to drop in comments about the technique or anatomy. Hair and fabric tips would be awesome. I think this was about 1-1.5 hours of work.