That sounds like quite a bit of work. But I guess art is a process. Being naturally good at stuff kinda takes your mind away from that point, I'm afraid. I've been having to remind myself that if I want something good, I have to work at it, I can't just expect it to fall into place all the time. Well, like 30% of the time. Which, coincidentally is almost how often I post. I'll bare that in mind though, Cataloged for future artworks with glowy stuff.
Yeah, I hear ya. I've had lots of schooling on top of what I already know, and I've self taught everything else. Mix in a little bit of kind folks like you telling me how stuff is done and some practice, and there's nothing I shouldn't be able to do. Sometimes it just comes down to laziness and thats on me. And it makes me sad, regardless of the excuses. XD