I really enjoy just shading like this. And no, I did not make the background textures and such. They are brushes that I picked up from this site. I have several hundred brushes and ... don't recall where I get them all, but they are all available freely on the web. I keep forgetting to add the links to my sidebars to give proper credit. I'm beginning to figure out exactly what I am doing and the correct order to do it in. Normally, I letter first, then I shade. With Painter Essentials, it renders my lettering layers into files because it doesn't support fonts... which makes it a little time consuming to edit if I mispell something. :D So now, I do the backgrounds in photoshop, for the most part and then shade in painter, then back to photoshop for lettering. I'm far more comfortable with this than I was using Manga Studio. I had issues with Manga Studio's exporting and toning. I don't have to tone. It's not like I'm really doing Manga and well... there are so many people doing manga that it's fun to try something different and have a slightly fresher look since everyone's using the same tones over .. and over again.