I did this once before using Studio. Took me about an hour. Just apply some filters right? But this was done in Painter 2019 (Thick Paint, Heavy Textured Pallet Knife) and TS2 (AI Clear, Brightness & Contrast). Took me about 5 hours on and off over a couple days. Very tedious but boy don’t you know I learned a lot. And quite satisfying if not therapeutic.
Thanks @Ricci for your thoughtful help and encouragement.
Nice work Doug. Had to chuckle about your little story, too…
Beautiful work …