Long story short: I started drawing anime and continued to draw anime for about 12 years. I got serious about wanting do something in art for a living but I didn't even know any of the basics so I basically had to start over. Because I'd spent so much time drawing anime it hindered me learning anything useful for a long time.
I'm currently having problems leaving my comfort zone. I pretty much only draw head shots...I have major irrational fears when it comes to doing anything else. But in the last few weeks I've been slowly working my way up to more complex drawings. I've started doing photo studies, gesture drawings, anatomy studies, and I'm also attempting to wrap my head around color theory (Color is something I rarely work with because I find it intimidating...)
I've been a lurker here for quite some time and decided to be brave and make a sketchbook. I'm going to try to post at least once a week. With so many skilled artists around to give advice, I'm sure I'll improve.
P.S. I made this NSFW because I intend to Do some nude studies and and maybe more darker themed things in the future.