I'm probably a bit of a late starter but it's always been my dream to draw and to do so well. I've spent the past few years studying Civil Engineering but if you asked me now, "If you could go back 7 years and choose your career path again, what would you do?" I'd probably say Art. It'd be a big mistake though because, although I'd be way ahead in my art than I am today but I wouldn't have learn the lessons I did in bringing my to sites like this and sharing my journey.
I'll warn you, I'm far from good in my art and I have a lot to work on. First off though, I'm focusing on my drawing and copying. Trying different techniques to see what I lean towards most when drawing from still life, photos, or other works.
Here's my latest WIP. The original is on page 51 of Color and Light from James Gurney.