always remember that the pointy end goes into the other person.
So I was trying out for a few days to get a sort of...soft shaded look. What with my outdated paint program, I don't really have all the fancy tools and stuff to work with, so I eventually ended up just hard shading then using the smudge tool...assuming that's not what everyone else does already. Anyway, I'm pretty pleased and I'll see if I can refine my techniques a little better. Onward toward progress!!!