Here is one of my first attempts at creating a wallpaper for anime. As I don't have some of the fancy brushes I see being used in other fine examples here, I decided to take the route of layering several different images together in an effort to get a similar effect.
To me this one seems to be a bit much of something (not sure what) and not enough of something else. I'd appreciate any input I can get. Oh, just to be the odd one out, I use PhotoImpact as my editor. I haven't tinkered with Gimp yet.