Great email shared by Arnold Rauers:
There are two kinds of people, those who aspire to do something creative, art, music, games, and go around places to ask how to get into the field and those who just do it.
The secret to all successful creative people is that they never ask how to do anything, they just start doing it. They pour their heart and soul into their craft and maybe one day they get into it. There is not one specific way, just a big open road with multiple pathways and opportunities left and right.
If you really feel any creative drive you should be listening to that inner voice and start creating stuff right now.
So my advice is to stop worrying about how others did it and start creating now.