Hello, i've been lurking conceptart.org for close to a year, on and off, now but I never saw myself as good enough to follow my dreams of being a artist. I do, however post on /ic/ (Artwork/Critique board on 4chan) Anonymously and value critique more than all the money in the world. All of you seem very encouraging and I would like to make more friends that are artists. I know the risks of being an artist, and I don't mind it at all and am willing to give it my all to get good.
hopefully 20 years old isn't too late, but better late than never.