is this painted by hand??

I was wondering if the images on this site www.messstudio.com were done by hand … take for exemple the girl with the galsses ( which is also a tutorial) the person who did it sketched it, scanned it, seperated it in layers and then… blank… she s all well drawn with super nice gradiant colors and he talks about something about putting a light source in Painter…

What I was wondering is did he color by hand the nice grandient colors or it s a tool ( or filter ) that did the effect ?? I never touched Painter but I m very good ( well I m not a beginner…) with Photoshop and I was wondering if there s a way to do the same effect with Photoshop 7 ??

hehehe
the site had to go down when I needed it…

the site is back… Very nice art on this web page…

She s the one I m talking about

http://www.messstudio.com/con/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=0&limit=1&limitstart=1