And I suck at drawing straight, pretty outlines. How would one learn to do this?
Also, if you're using SAI, have a look at the Linework layer (next to the new layer button, the page with the pen), and make liberal use of the 'delete CP' function under the edit function. Play around with it and see how it goes.
By and large it worked because this community has common interest in understanding how other human beings think in conjunction with a shared amusement at watching other humans inflict suffering on themselves for entirely delusional reasons.