Originally Posted by Måk?
I would really like to know how you guys do such great work? I'm really jealous of your guy's skills I realize that art will continue to evolve as computers do but man not ever trying digi art makes me feel like I have been missing out on a non messy, less expensive way to create beauty. Someone teach me! I have skills I think my Nasus dose not look totally terrible, so how do I get to the skills of pros? without taking a class at the art institute cause I don't have that kind of money. Is it practice is there a book, a how to or something?
You should get started with Gimp. Its a free program, and it competes pretty well with the more expensive alternatives. http://www.gimp.org/
From there, just look up tutorials. You can figure out how to do almost anything with Google, and lots of people even have video tutorials to help you get started. I hope that helps. I'm not a pro by any means. I'm in the same boat as you, and am just trying to get better