Well, this is the result of my detail-bigotry. Back then I had the problem that I always used small brushes most of the time while painting on canvas this large (it's almost 1 meter height). XD I totally agree with you, it IS stuffed.
I'm pretty patient, so don't worry! Well, this painting was made with... how should I say... water colour in tubes () and partly acrylics. Some years ago this was my main medium, but today I either use oil colours (If you get the hang on it once you will never want to paint with anything other again! ) or the computer, where I use painter and photoshop in combination. I just love "tradigital". ^^
I use oil paints, it is my pref. Acrylics dry out to fast...I use PS7 for my digital portraits and some of my old horses, but now I am starting to draw in pencil again. it is easier for me to control a pencil than to draw digital with a laptop touchpad
Ouch, you use the touchpad!? O____O Well, I'm using my mouse, but I'm pretty sure a graphic tablet would feel like heaven. ^^ Too bad they are so expensive. Pencils (and to me watercolours, too) are a nice alternation from everything else.