Cool! Good that things had been working out for you. Loved your 'anime-realism' paintings in your DA gallery
You brought a good point about ImagineFX...it is a good resource. Financially, I can't afford to go on a course now...so I guess IFX will be my sifu too. I just need to be more patient and improve myself.
It will definitely take some time for me to get good - I am very rusty now - but this is something that I really want to work on and move forward with.