I basically tried to imitate the way I've seen other way awesomer than me people do it. I look at their art and try to make my strokes look like theirs. Check out *A-D-I--N-U-G-R-O-H-O And keep in mind that you don't need to press down hard, color in circles, not straight up and down, and try not to add too much shading where it doesn't need to be.
That's not what I meant I know you don't, but she still looks pretty young Usually age groups can be determined by size of eyes in comparison to size of head. She has big eyes, which would usually mean she's younger.
Woowww! Just gotta say that this is amazing! Her lovely hair and sweet expression caught my attention immeditately (the thumbnail looks wicked too). Real, real great job on the eyes and hair. Her gaze being directed towards the viewer makes this quite engaging and interesting.
If anything, I don't prefer the 'fading' effect on her arms/breasts. That's more of a personal opinion though.