Doing what you love, and loving what you do.
- Painter / Illustrator / Conceptual Artist
- Sculptor, 3d Modeler
- Technical Art / Rigging / Setup
- If its in a game, someone made it.
Learn the tools and use them to your advantage: (Some examples)
3d Sculpting and Modeling is fun, and is a common way to get started making games.
Sculptris - 3D Sculpting is fun, and Sculptris is Free. Fun+Free = Pretty Cool.
UDK - The Unreal game engine is used to make Many of the games out there today, and the UDK is the Free version available for you to use now!
3dsMax - An industry standard program that can do pretty much every task in the 3d world. This is often the core/hub of the 3d workflow for video games.