Cool man, just hop to it. I recommend you balance things you really enjoy doing and studies like the figures and portraits above (which I actually enjoy doing now too ) They are extremely helpful in developing your eye as well as learning to draw or paint in any medium I believe.
"Oh and quit smoking, it builds muscles if you quit and makes you draw so much better I swear."
Dr. Makinthiscrapupsoyouwillquit MD
Thanks for them brushes man! They really help. What size and res do u use on your canvas? maybe an odd question but I cant find to sttle for a good resolution. Thanks again man.
Cheers! Oh, and draw a bear its good for your heart and soul!