If you want to do art...Then DO it already!
I've been asked by a lot of aspiring artists how I got into 3d and game art in general. So, I've decided to share my experience and what I've learned to hopefully give you guys some good advice.
First off, I've always been a fan of video games. I used to go to my neighbors house and play Super Mario Land and Tetris on the Gameboy and went home later to play more on my SNES. As I got older, the game that really stuck to me was Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I loved everything about it, and it's what really got me interested in art.
Throughout middle and high school, I started drawing, practicing photography, writing, writing music, and messing with graphic design in my free time. I spent a lot more time alone in my room creating art than I ever did with friends.
I went to a small community college in fall 2008 to start a degree in Graphic Design (this is also where I met my boyfriend :iconsstrikerr:!) In high school I went through a big phase of designing icons for Live J