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.
If you teach a man to fish, he'll still vote for the guy that gives him a fish.