I drew this painting with a hard round brush, but with opacity turned off. It's pretty fun and challenging. Ohh and a soft round brush to draw the "atmosphere" of course, opacity turned on on that one The trees are lagging a bit... I couldn't figure out why. Painted in Photoshop CC and CS5 and then animated in Flash CC.
I don't do comissions anymore, sorry.But Feel free to use all of the paintings in my gallery as you like, except the ones that say copyright in the description. You don't have to ask me for permission. I don't have the paintings in my gallery in higher resolution, sorry.
The sky and the bottom part is just great. I am not sure about the trees but I think it's because the "soft" silhouttes that make it a bit weird. I would try more pen pressure controle on those ones. Anyway I really like you challenged working with hard brush. It's challenging but has nice ring to it!