Thanks, the water texture was from a photo I took on a road trip to the west coast a couple of months ago. I like to put base colors down and then overlay textures from photos I've taken in a lot of my works. The hard part is then trying to make sure it doesn't seem out of place.
Wow, levihoff, I'm enthralled! Your artwork is beautiful and the way you express each posture and character is perfect. I'm glad I didn't get online soon enough to suffer the existance of only one page - having an indulgence of five of them was pure heaven!
Goddess, I love Halo! Thank you, thank you, thank you! (and just in time, too... I need a Halo fix to properly write Halo fanfiction, else it emerges sadly lacking.)