I was looking at your website earlier today, and read through the tutorials/articles you've written. Got me all inspired to start painting people in Photoshop. We're studying figures at the moment in art class at school, so as I'm getting more practise drawing and painting people in real life I have more confidence in trying to move that in to my digital art. I find it harder to paint with a Wacom than in real life, but in one of your tutorials you mentioned lowering the Flow of the brush, and that's really helped me get better results
Anyway, the actual reason I comment is because we have the same birthday!
It takes a while to get fully used to the tablet - I still prefer sketching traditionally over sketching directly on the computer.
And woooo - that's cool - is there a better date then the 4th of July?