but you guys didn't understand wtf was going on. so i did a quick bucket fill:
seeing what gabe was doing in his 'tutorial' wmv (found it on the forums over at penny-arcade), i tried to make a cleaner image. turned out pretty clean this time! i didn't think to just trace it on another layer. i could probably use yet more layers to color this beast even nicer, but the image wasn't worth doing any real work on.
just a quickie for Mysty! LOLLERSKATES