takashmen - Thanks man. Yeah, I didn't do much work typography wise this time, I'm trying to keep it the same and only change the image. Worked better with the last one.
OK, I got up today determined to make some brushes I like. Took one of dan liimatta's paintings from my Inspiration folder, and played around with brushes until it worked well enough to try painting. The eye in the forehead and the lower right ear are mine. Be sure to check out dan's sketchbook, he has some crazy skills.