Any good tutorials for gradient painting that doesn't involve spraypaint or airbrushing? Neither are an option on what I want to do, and all the tutorials I've been able to find with much search abuse have been one or the other D:
Hm... they're pretty tricky looking. I can tell you now the secret to making pants "puff" is elastic around the bottom of the pant-leg, and the way you cut the fabric. Her pants look more like a "chaps" type thing so I'd research Cowboy chaps and modify them.