Thanks for the support, guys. I really appreciate it.
AustenFM: I usually spend around 45 minutes on my DS paints. Sometimes more, sometimes less. I use an old Wacom pen instead of a stylus. Maybe try that?
William B: Thank you so much for the crits. A real eye-opener for me... particularly regarding drawing out the form. I think that will really help me. Oh, and "adorabots" is such an err... adorable phrase. I hope that isn't patented!
ThomasM: I used to use painter, but I've lost my disc and can't be arsed to go rooting for it. I don't really have any dedication for rendering. I'm lazy, so I just scribble a lot.
A couple of DSG's + some DS bits 'n' bobs...