I was playing around on a site called Elyzeria and they were looking for an item artist to join the team. I signed up and the owner there trained me and put up with my terrible artistic abilities. I had tried to work on several other sites before I found Elyzeria. The owner there was just the only person willing to put in the time to teach me. After a few years of struggling through tutorials, trying to understand the ins and outs of photoshop, and trying to overcome my own ignorance about what makes good art, my trainer finally suggested that I try to find a site that would pay me. So, I took her suggestion.