I'm also asking myself how to become famous, which isn't exactly an easy task, especially because I'm also a hobbyist! And take a look at my pictures made with GIMP, because many people would say they're aren't good enough: [link]
hey c: I should change my dA name. It's so... eh. LOL btw I'm chen on subeta now if you didn't know~
I have a few collections of art tutorials and references, it might help you make some improvements 8D I use GIMP2, also, though it doesn't get much attention like photoshop or SAI does. It takes a lot of practice ^^
lol yes I have! thanks though;; I'm somewhat upset that they've named a drug after sonatas (which is a musical term for a certain type of composition) and after I had more than a few people ask me about that I just changed.
lol thanks... on the etc etc idk, I avoid giving critiques in general. And also avoid people who like to dish it out unless I'm actually asking for it (since I've had a few people redline my older stuff before and I'm just like... thanks but your anatomy skills... no.)