Dang, Twilight's a princess now... I heard the hype but never expected it. but it HAPPENED! I was blown away!
So, yeah, I got enough motivation to paint again and this painting happened (fun!). It was mostly me getting used to GIMP like I was used to Corel. I think there are some improvements over stuff I've done before, but still lots of mistakes; like lighting, colors, lazy backgrounds, absence of textures. I tried ambient colored back lighting! That's kind of a new idea for me. It's a little bit better than my typical shading, but I still need to learn a bit.