@ShadowDragon If someone wants to make a ton of skills with different effects, then yeah I agree that a plugin might be easier for them. But I think this method works if you want to have some neat tricks for a couple of skills, or if the available plugins conflict with others being used.
I've finished (most of) the sprites for two of my main characters, Ashlyn and Lizzabelle. And I've already drawn actual artwork of Lizzabelle and Suki months ago. I can't wait to show some of my stuff. I'm hesitant because their outfits aren't my own original design, which must be changed before I get too serious with this.