Yeah, I know how that goes. D: I usually just do flat coloring to avoid that issue, or go find textures online. Recently I've been screwing with photoshop filters (Cog's 'soulsteel' is just a filtered-up Render > Clouds), but this is the closest I could get for Adamant messing around during a conference call: imgur.com/vAMCrE2
Crystal stuff isn't easy. @_@
Which MH do you have that's crystally?! I've been out of the loop way too long...
Oh cool! Awhile back I was working on doing MH reroots...still got stray doll hair lying all over the damn place. I half-finished one of them and then got distracted doing other stuff and never went back to it.
I have only successfully rerooted one, based on my Hunter/Vampire character. Originally I was doing it the knot and needle method, only getting a rerooting tool after I was halfway finished. I have a couple more I have to do, but I keep getting sidetracked. I still need to reroot my Lunar and paint on the face of my Solar (the one from the game Redford runs).