Thanks! About being a "messy" artist...hey, messiness can be a technique! Just think about it.
I haven't seen much of your stuff, by the way, but I plan to go have a look.
Oh, and I've never really done action shots...except for one, but it didn't get finished. I hope to redo it soon.
I'll probably post the next one before I go to bed tonight. Say, roughly four to five hours from now.
Again -- let me warn you I will have only a couple more things to post after this next one.