This really is incredibles goreous colouring, too! You've managed to get a unique dry brush effect that somehow complements the water, as well as carving in scratchy deinition. I wish i had such talent as yours, ke making these! <3
Thanks for the comment . I mostly used brushes from the Gimp Paint Studio set to get the texture in there, especially the ones with bristles, such as the oil brushes. Here's the link if you are interested [link] Keep practicing and I am sure you can get there, even if its just a doodle a day .
Haha I just realized that I typed a reply to this last night but forgot to send it XD. Thanks Lady C . Your comments always inspire me to keep going. You are welcome to use the color from any of my images if you want, I enjoy seeing the fractals you make ^_^.