...is I guess what you'd call this. Based on a photo of some food stylist insanity that became a minor dump.fm meme.
The objective here was to try some old-school painting using the "improved," Windows 7, Paint program.
You can't blend worth a damn so the only way to build up any volume is with scratchy strokes where the slight transparency of the edges overlaps. In physical media it's probably analogous to the crosshatching with egg tempera glazes famously practiced by Paul Cadmus. The result is a little uncomfortably close to illustration for me (as opposed to "photorealism," if that term has any meaning when making a computer rendering eyeballing a photo).