This might have been obvious to other people, but for the longest time I was using Painter to strictly color and paint different things (or try to). From looking at different tutorials online I realized that you can also create some really dynamic sketches and pencils using the pencil tool/brush. The reason being that Painter is meant to specifically react to the levels on pressure on the Wacom/drawing tablet.
I did some of these today and am really liking the way that this has come out (and that is saying a lot because I never like anything that I do...pretty self critical). Woo!