i just waned to come and introduce myself to the community. My name is Andrew Gaia and I am an aspiring concept artist (obviously). I have some training in a wide area of game design from 3D to 2D and a little programming. You can find my stuff here www.AndrewGaia.com which i have to say is pretty elementary in most levels. Although I think I am alright at special effects, but that's another forum. Anyway, I have been thinking of attending a university for my masters with a focus on illustration but am not quite sure about the money. I wonder how many of you are formally trained to that level? In my mind its either spend two years growing on my own or have the direction of teachers. Well I just wanted to introduce myself and if you fine artists could share with me how you became skilled I would appreciate the input greatly. Thanks and see you soon (and hopefully you'll see some of my stuff soon too).