I used my Cintiq to draw this horse. It is based on a graphite drawing that I did in 2009 which hangs directly in front of my art desk. This made it an excellent candidate for recreating it on the tablet. I was able to simulate the graphite look to my satisfaction. With the added features of a warm filter and the de-saturating tool I was then able to alter the drawing with the touch of a button.
I am still stumbling along with the how-to-do-it portion as I use Photoshop tools. The most valuable thing I learned while working on this project here was “save” often and when I want to try out something different or outrageous I should do it on a separate layer. I had to ditch the whole works about half way through and start all over to really “learn” the importance of those two rules!