I first heard about Illustration Friday here in this forum, and figured i would join in. Painted this piece for this week's topic: sticky.
Unlike the wren painting, i used quite a lot of layers this time (maybe 10-15). This, combined with the fact that the painting was a bit large (2048px wide), gave Artrage the chance to prove that i didn't have enough ram. I had frequent and long pauses of hdd activity during painting, so i decided that i wouldn't use this many layers again, and that i needed more ram (it's currently 512mb).
Anyway, the whole painting was done in Artrage, then exported to Photoshop for cropping/sizing and text overlay.
A bigger version can be found here: