Cool stuff as always love the shapes used thanks alot btw on the comment you gave me with those book references and artist names to look at. I did appreciate it just didn't comment so I can keep the message in my inbox ^^
But one thing I will say, I did use texture brushes on this. But it was more for just experimenting. I prefer to just paint the stuff by hand. NOW, brick textures and ground texture....if time is not on your side, or you just don't want to personally spend hours up hours hand painting it....then use textures to help you.