First of all, it's a good improvement.
But, as others have mentioned, in order to clean up your lines, use a pen tool. In GiMP, which I use as well, there is the Paths Tool. You can use this to curve and to trace lines. A note about the lines, a huge note: Don't make the lines of the clothing bigger than the lines of the base. It looks off and can be easily rectified by selecting a thinner stroking line.
Outlines are always a good thing to have- it gives it a more clean appearance.
In terms of the clothing, very cute. But you don't have to list credits on the image.
Hyperster has many bases in the .psd format- these make it very easy to change skin color, eye color, etc, when you lock the layer's transparency. Try utilizing this function next time. (need help? Note me.)
Thank you for the truth.
I used the path tool - but I still haven't mastered it I guess. I stroked it thick because it looks weird thin, but I think I might have done it too thick.
What do you mean outline? Didn't I do outlines?
I know, I was bored.
What do you mean?
Try around 3-4 pixels wide.
Yes, but not on the hair, I noticed. That can make a big difference.
I mean, you can do separate layers in GiMP, like for lines, colors, etc. Hyperster's bases- some of them- have a file format that allows the different layers of the base to be edited separately.
I should outline the hair? OK, I'll do that when/if I edit it.
I know about layers. I still don't get what your talking about though.
I feel horrible. Magicalwinx gave me an amazing tutorial on layers and the path tool and all that, but I still can't get it right. I make a layer for the shirt sketch, and then the shirt lineart, and then the color, but it all ends up on the shirt lineart layer. If you do the lineart on one layer, it won't let you color it on a separate layer.
Yes, it's always best to outline the hair.
I'm sorry. I'm such a horrible teacher.
Yes, it will. Just color underneath the layer.
I did color underneath the layer. What I mean is if you use the fuzzy tool it won't work because its not on the layer with the lineart.