Had to call a halt to playing with this one and enter it in the challenge it ended up being aimed at. Originally it was begun late for the Imaginefx Halloween 'Witchy' challenge but family stuff got in the way at the last minute. Fortunately the Pixelbrush challenge with an almost identical them still had some time left in it, so I transferred it there. I had planned to do two separate images, but time beat me and how.
It's all ArtRage apart from a tiny bit of layer tweaking and moving around that needed hurrying up near the deadline. That had me save as psd and move temporarily into Painter. Given a bit more time I would have been able and preferred to do every last thing in AR. Ah well.
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