I am thinking of entering this year's Lead Painter's League competition on Lead Adventure Forum. I think the experience would be good for me, pushing me to paint more, plus getting some feedback on my painting skills from a wide variety of folks. Also, I would have to paint some unfamiliar genres to get the bonus points, and that's always good for progressing my skills as a painter.
I'm just worried that my heavy schoolwork load will keep me from completing teams on time. I think I need to get working now so that I can get ahead of the curve.