Finally, I buckled down and got myself a decent tablet. Prior to this I was using a Wacom Graphire 3 which has about as much pen sensitivity as a 2x4"! So far so good but it is taking some time to get the hang of it all. Today I'm posting some studies I did,mostly using the Charcoal Brush in Painter. I have not had any success in PS getting a nice feeling for drawing but I suspect that if i tinker some more and fiddle a bit with the brushes, I'll work it out.
Here we go.