Charles, thank you again for the feedback and support! I really appreciate it.
I see what you mean by the Ikebana (plant).
I agonized over those hands! Don't really like them, but at a certain point, I had to just move on. More hands in the next page. Hopefully, they come out better.
The next page definitely starts to get into the mix of things.
If you're interested in reading some Manga, I found a website where you can read Manga for free and they have a nice collection:http://www.mangareader.net/
I just found this site and don't know much about it. I saw they have "Naruto", which is a name that looks familiar, but I've never read it before. http://www.mangareader.net/93-1-1/naruto/chapter-1.html
Just glancing at the first couple of pages, it looks pretty good. You should know that Manga tends to fall into two main categories: shojo for girls and shonen for boys. There are other subcategories, but you can tell which are for girls and which are for boys. If you really want to know more, check out the wikipedia page for Manga:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manga