I have proudly been making a mess with pencil and paper as long as I can remember.
At the age of 7 I decided to draw portraits of my stuffed animals and over the following years aquired the basics through observation, practice and the occasional art-course-ran-by-some-artist my parents sent me to. Mainly because of these courses and regular clashes with my art teachers it took years until I started drawing because it was part of me and not because other thought I should.
So generally speaking I am a mainly self-taught traditional artist who draws because it's part of me. Like, if I would stop eating chocolate - that would be weird...
Where I am at the moment says nothing about where I can or cannot go.Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.