I haven't put together a tutorial yet, but I am hoping to be able to do that soon! Otherwise the only advice I've written out is here [link] if you want to check it out... and I've learned a lot since I painted this piece, actually! (And I have a lot better brushes now, which helps hehe...)
I would say my biggest advice is just practice; that's the only way I've improved... and also, paying attention to what you're doing: give yourself some kind of plan and TRY to accomplish something specific instead of just messing around. Look at a lot of other artists to get inspiration. I guess I covered that in my journal there, but yeah, it pretty much boils down to PRACTICE! ;D
It's like that alpha version ALL OVER AGAIN! Argh!
Achievement unlocked 200G: Look at the damn picture, you damn monkey!
Okay, nuff jokes - serious business now. Uh... 4 hours of blissful ignorance trying to make myself click this tab. Can you believe me, that just...sat there... for 4 hours (seems like 10 minutes for meh) just... staring at that single spot on my screen? Yeah, I think I was drooling. But. It. Was. Worth. It. And don't you dare reply with a single word of emoticon, this girl demands a lengthy response, like the one she's about to write.
Y'know, I'm going to write a chapter SOLELY for this picture. I even have some ideas... Oh, Alaaaaaaja, where's my pretty little nervous wreck?
*a shrill scream, followed by a door slam*
I guess, she doesn't want to talk to me right now. Or ever. I think, I'm on her blacklist now. Weeeeell, heh. She'll be okay. Onto the picture.
I LOVEeverything, even the title! My-my. My. I think I said everything already at that alpha version, so I won't repeat myself. But lemme... HER EYES. Wait. THEIR EYES. LUF. ABSOLUTE LUF. This is going next to the alpha on my phone, so I could just sit there - alone - and freaking nom it.
Also, Aliya wants a higher resolution for teh self. Me thinks, I covered it all.