I find it easier than working with traditional mediums because you don't have to spend money on various materials like paint, brushes and canvas. It's a bit difficult to get used to the tablet because you're not used to not looking at your hand while you draw but after a couple of months you'll be fine~ ; v ;
Looks really cool! Did you do it entirely in Photoshop, or did you use other programs as well? I love the brush strokes you used on the face, the ones that give the picture a bit of a traditional look.
A mixture of soft and hard brushes. I also duplicated the picture in Photoshop CS6, applied gaussian blur on the copy and then erased the focal point(the face). It adds more depth to the picture and emphasises the details etc. u v u