Ah, cool. It's good to know that people are finding their way between my YouTube and deviantART. I'm also glad you like the way I shade! Using softer shadows was a recent development in the style. I think it works, so I'll probably be sticking with it for a while. But that depends on what I'm drawing for I suppose.
The shading technique just simply looks amazing on her hair <3 I'd stick with it, too, for things like this c: Also, I don't know if you saw, but KPopp updated her youtube account and she used this image on the bar. I saw it and I was like "omg yes she used it!"