Yeah, It's so hard to find good techniques for drawing like that. It's pretty neat you came up with that all on you'r own. If I'd just seen the finished product, I'd never be able to figure out how to do it. it looks deliberately detailed when it's done. Very impressive. (oh hey, I didn't know that tears tutorial was yours too. I was just about to go look at that. X3)
I use tutorials mainly to see if someone has a wittier and easier way to do some of the things that I do! or maybe a little improtant art tip that I never knew. You'd be surprised of the things you catch when you look at every nook and cranny!