Bottom line is GO, we all start at the bottom, so to speak. I know there are a few in my cellar that should not see the light of day. Keep at it & above all, quality before quantity. A lesson some have not yet learned.
Aboot all I could say is search the archives. Some of the Greybeards worth searching would be Motifake Liberation Front, Agdaniele, Sean, GreyScorpion, Logicdude, Cubbybear, Ronsart, Faceplant31, Haarakkon, CANADA, hell, even TheTrashHeap, & RL work.