Teach yourself something is a messy process. Not only it's overwhelming to pick the right resource to learn, but also it's tough to validate what you've learned. I'm researching this problem and thinking more in-depth about it. If you've ever taught yourself something from zero to a professional level, hit me up! I'd like to know your process and experience, especially the hurdles you had to go through.
I was super inspired by Nuomi and wanted to create some 360 illustrations myself! So many ideas in my head I'd like to test.
I finally bit the bullet and got an AxiDraw V3 for my birthday! Still testing things but I am super stoked to make some genart with it.