It's Sandwich Time...
Maryn and Wyrryn from the Cantasma Chronicles, an old old story that my friend and I were working on ages ago, but set aside for greener pastures. I haven't actually drawn these guys in about four years. Anyway, they're mages, more or less, climbing a mountain. And Wyrryn stopped for a sandwich break.
I used customized brushes in Photoshop to create the texture on the trees. The same brush with the settings altered was used for the falling blossoms. I've definitely started to understand how to use brushes better, and have started making my own. Groovy.