I hope you don't mind my presumption, I use this picture, [link] if you mind: a. I apologize b. will remove the picture as soon as I can point and click ( this is a temporary posting pending your approval). (I am also sorry if I asked you before and forgot about it….) c. I will not turn this into a print unless you ask me to. How do I do it? a. I use www.gimp.org --GIMP +picaasa 3.5 on the pic to make it look a bit more like an oil painting b. I print out the pic and paste it on thick paper c. using a pencil out line and pastel crayons I fill out the pic d. I use my Canon to uplode the pic to my computer and use www.gimp.org --GIMP and picaasa 3.5.
Looks like some form of the Orton effect used here. If I may ask, what approach do you use for the technique? I myself have played around a lot with different blending/masking techniques to getting the effect looking better. Great shot.