Holy crap, guys. Thanks a ton for the responses and criticism and support. I should mention that I don't think I'm a good artist in comparison to everyone here on Smogon — you guys are incredible. I'm gonna get on your requests and work more on anatomy. The tutorials/resources here are really helpful.
Originally Posted by Fat Matthew
I'm actually quite in love with the ocean scene that you drew at my request. The reason I suggested these is for the feel of motion you have to develop when drawing them.
Okay that makes sense, that's what I was missing with the waterfall-on-a-cliff drawing. I'll likely try another one soon!
Originally Posted by Fat Nastyjungle
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This criticism is *really* helpful, I'm really glad you took the time to criticize. We already talked on IRC so you know this already :)
I'll try the brushes ASAP; Photoshop's on my external HDD which doesn't want to work right now. I'm trying Corel painter now.