First of all, all my progress since I began studying and decided on this journey in May 2012 can be found on the Crimson Daggers study group here - http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-911.html It is 21 pages of pain and suffering. But god is it ever worth it. Watching yourself improve at something you love feels incredibly rewarding. With hard work, I truly believe you can accomplish your goals - It's just dependent on how much your willing to sacrifice.
I've got a lot of stuff to post in the coming weeks, a personal project among other things. I've also begun freelancing.
In the mean time a few of my daily still life studies and some sketches.