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, here's 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. When I was about 5-6 years old, I would go to my neighbors house and play Super Mario Land and Tetris on the Gameboy and would later go home to play more on my SNES. My parents are both talented artists in their own ways (my mum is an impressionistic oil painter & my dad is a musician/photographer/graphic & web designer) that greatly influenced my choice to become an artist and they still inspire me today.
As I got older, the game that really stuck to me was The 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 mo