As I'm working on a web presence for one of the up coming Thai films, King Naresuan the movie. I couldn't resist doing some 2.5d painting last night.
I tested this session out with a Citiq tablet. Turned out ZBrush works very natural with Cintiq. The whole session took about 3 hours from start to finish from around midnight til 3 in the morning.
Most of the tools I use are normal brush and deco brush with ZAdd / material off. By varying the RGB intensity levels I was able to get sharp / semi transparent brush strokes I added in a few simple 3d objects like the bracelet and a small shiny ear ring-but didn't show up well. The rest was just pure 2d /2.5d fun with ZB. Toward the end I heavily used the intensity brush and some blur brush.
Because it's not a 3d model like most of the posts here. So not many images are available