thanks for the book advice, will definitely look it up!
Phantasy, there is a book that is called "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". It's an older book, but still in circulation. Google it, check it out of the library, whatever. Anyway, the Author is Betty Edwards, and when I took this course (it's an instructional book), The quality of my art skyrocketed. I have recommended this book to everybody who wants to push the limits of what they can do in their art. I have never had anybody come back dissapointed. The only catch is, you really have to do the lessons in the book as intended. I think you have a very good, strong sense of style, especially in your portraits: I think this book is something that will help you achieve what you want. In all the art courses I have ever taken, this one book has been the most help to me. It takes a little different approach to art, plus some of the classical teachings. I hope this helps, and if you do go for this, I can't wait to see what you will be capable of.
thanks so much for comments, klaw, looking forward to your help
Phantasy, left a note for you in your SB thread. Keep painting! Look forward to seeing more art.