Colouring is improving already! I really like this! My only critques would be for the forhead protector: it doesn't look metally. Perhaps too many colour? Then again, considering metal is very hard to colour I think you did a great job!
Wow! Vast improvement with the markers already!!! Patience will be our ally in the long run. And hotdamn, that fishnet shirt thingy on Naru-kun.... OMFG!SPAZ HOT!!!!!! <-- likes to spaz at hot boys. The skin was done really well! It doesn't look overly bright here at all! The shading in Gaara's clothing is excellent and I love the way you did the front of Naruto-kun's shirt! That is definately a HOT ARSED PIECE OF ARSE- .... I mean, ART. WEWT. Fave.