This is an image made for ImagineFX issue 54, Painter vs Photoshop review article.
Being a bit bored with painting women in dresses, I wanted to make something slightly self-ironic for a change. I don't think I've ever had as much fun painting anything.
The trash and chicken took quite a bit of googled reference. Especially the newspapers were hell to get right. [link]
Completed in Painter X, Painter 7, and Photoshop CS. If you're interested in the closeups, they're available here: [link]
Also, here's some WIPs for anyone who's interested (don't mind the super messy color layout): [link]