my sketchbook link is in my sig, but for the sake of following directions:
What I'm interested in, is fine arts and illustration. I'm also interested in teaching eventually. It is really enjoyable to be able to share knowledge with others. Concept art interests me as well, but one of the main reasons I started creating things was more about being able to express things I didn't want to talk about because I felt like an idiot, or lacked the ability to properly articulate. Ideas of self, as well as thoughts on what occurs around me.
I'm mostly interested in learning how to properly apply tools (composition, color theory, rhythm, perspective, symbols, design...etc I'm sure there are more that I don't know) to aid me in communication of my thoughts/ideas through drawing and painting. [i also want to be able to do stuff that just looks cool *cough*] At first my biggest struggle was trying to figure out what I needed to learn to advance. Now that I am aware of many of these things, I need to learn how to apply them. I only barely understand many things. I can see it in other people's work, but struggle to make use from scratch. I think this is where quantity of studies with a goal in mind comes in. I thought I understood values, then I did some value studies, and then thought i understood value, and then did more....and realized that I didn't have a clue before...and still need more work on them
as requested, here's an example of my current work.