Guys, I got brushes and actually used them. Bryce Canyon and I are having some moments. I'm having difficulty with the color red, so I decided to dial back the hoodoo pressure to go crazy literal with texture, and I picked a more normal-looking landscape and used lighter layers applied with brushes.
It looks illustrative to me, but I'm happy I got the color down. Now, time to be brave with texture for the next one. It's different from what I normally do, but it's trending in a direction I'm taking. What do you think?