Hahaha...You did good mate. I used to think it was all too much when I first started. But I kept at it, and before I knew it I was hooked lol.
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looks great mate,glad youe trying this,youve shown you can follow a tutorial and thats the first part,what i did was follow a few and apply the principles to my work,take the bits i liked and left out the bits i didnt.Keep going mate you might surprise yourself and as he others have said,its bloody addictive!
thats pretty damn good for your first mate, if you go upwards it will look more real but thats it mate keep at it (if i can do it anyone can mate)
and ill send you a pm to a great image host aswell
now your rocking it mate i tlooks like there is a breeze coming in from the left which is bang on, (apart from the 2 on the k which go the wrong way) but try adding more flames and keep the tilting to the right and upwards, (we told you you would get better)