I know what you mean. Unless you get it professionally scanned that costs 394739487394739743 bucks it's not going to look anything remotely close to the real thing. Although my friend did say having crappy quality on the web would make people hesitate to want to steal your work. And luck you-- that was very sweet of her.
Aww, thank you for the shout-out! You really think the original looks better? I don't notice it... although I will say that charcoal and watercolour NEVER look as good scanned. Hmm. Maybe that's part of the reason why traditional art tends to be less popular than digital?