Well, I first have to say how amazing the work I have seen on this site is. You guys are simply oustanding, and you have given me heaps of inspiration to do what I can to become better.
Now on to other things. I am an aspiring artist myself. I am currently in high school in the most advanced art class I can take, and I plan to go to college for illustration and game art and design.
After looking at all of the amazing things here, I realize that I am hardly close to the high calibur that I need to be to be successful. I really want to bring myself up to the par that you guys are at!
I think that the mentor thing would help me, even if I can only get a little help I hope that I can get a lot out of it.
I will be uploading some things that I have done, and some sketches, so you can get an idea of my skill level. Hopefully I won't be beyond help or too low level that I can't mix it up with you artistic giants.
I have been told that I am good by many people many times, even told by game industry employees that they would hire me as a concept artist with my current talent (I think I have improved since then), but I want to be great!