Can This Hand Painted Look be Done in Blender?

A guy I know refined a technique at creating a hand painted look in Lightwave that is simple to set up and easy to adjust. I was wondering if the steps he takes could be done in Blender.

http://vimeo.com/5660045

http://www.outside-hollywood.com/siggraph/bed500.jpg

Interesting technique. It does look like Blender can do this technique.

Here is my quick attempt BLEND file with an animated displacement.

I’m just not sure how to set the rate correctly?

Click the ANIM button and watch the thumbnails render.

Attachments

painted_monkey.blend (202 KB)

Here is something that was whipped up in 10 minutes. http://www.christianfilmmakers.org/?ACT=25&fid=12&aid=979_NsihvAAxtiBUk4kRErcI&board_id=1