I colored and shaded the barrel before I added the texture, so the texture wouldn't smudge together when I blended in the shadows later. The texture is a combination of light and dark lines drawn quickly, applied with my knowledge of what wood slats look like milled.
Aw, @Annkarette_Amberspark, you are too kind!
@Jane_Gogglerubble @Emily_Purplebottle @Missy_Vonheart @Nola_Applequill1
Thanks you all for your kind comments, they are very encouraging.
Don't you start that, Missy, I heard that happened to someone else.