Hello all! My name is James. I am 42 years old. I work as an instructor and course developer for the U.S. Air Force. I served for 17 years before moving into the contracted workforce due to medical issues. Now that my lifestyle is more stable I have picked up an old hobby. I recently attempted to complete a project for a friend and realized there are some serious holes in my skillset. Up to now I am completely self taught and I am really feeling my lack of fundamentals. I am interested in developing my skills to be used in illustration for books and board game design projects of my own. I am very interested in transitioning into digital media as well. More than anything I just want the challenge of trying to move from novice to master. I look forward to being part of this community!