No textures were used, though I was thinking of throwing some in late last night. If you see any its because I used a mix between photoshop's default chalk brush (I smooshed it to be flatter) and the hard round brush- which I used the most. Thanks for the nice comment.
Thanks a lot Fullmetal. I think one of my criticisms of this is that I relied too heavily on the monochromatic look. I think it needed some additional stuff. Also really fought too much with the brush I used and ended up losing fun textures. But As an experiment in value it turned out alright. Got me excited to do more painting as well!