I really want to improve just like the way you improved but I'm still not good at 'coloring', I improved my 'lineart' but I want to learn more. I do not have tablet or any pad but I am going to buy one if my parents would contribute. LOL!~!
Be sure to check out eBay--the price is friendlier and it will appeal to your parents a little more. I got an intous4 tablet for like...$200 (about half of what it cost). You can get a Bamboo for a *lot* cheaper. It's a great deal, especially for the budget-conscious!