I've always been a lousy student; I'm one of those people who daydream and doodle constantly. I've never taken an art class nor considered myself talented at any art. I've recently picked up a couple of books and a sketchpad. For now, I'm using a mechanical pencil. It will be a while until I'm happy enough with myself to venture beyond this monochromatic environment.
As I sit here typing, I'm hesitant to post the first couple of images. Depression is truly what brought me around to sketching/drawing outside of silly doodles in class.
From what little I've seen here, my work is worthless in comparison to most of yours. I don't plan to keep it that way.
EDIT: What I've posted thus far is chronological progression.