I am mostly self-taught though I do read the odd tutorial when I am able and often browse digital art forums for new tips and tricks to improve my techniques. I’ve also learned the valuable lesson of asking for help when I need it. Thanks to Facebook and the 3D art community’s openness to friend everyone in our little community, I am able to ask a great number of very talented people for help when I need it most. If there had been a place to study in my area, such as a university that taught this subject, I would have gladly studied when I was starting out. Unfortunately, I live in a rural area so there wasn’t anywhere for me to go. I honestly had no choice but to be self-taught.