Hi, I'm Matt.
I don't know what to say about myself... I'm a self-taught programmer who draws. Sometimes I draw things I like.
I'm excited at the idea of being part of a community of artists who are occasionally willing to help me improve my drawing but I don't know how to turn a forum into such a thing.
Welcome to SVS! I'm pretty new here, too. People are very friendly and helpful here on the forums, and the SVS staff check in & contribute to the forums as well, so I think you will find what you are looking for in an online community.
You said you'd like help improving your drawing. If you have a finished piece, you can see if Will Terry is still taking illustrations for his upcoming Facebook critique:
Have you seen the monthly contests? Sometimes entries will get a bit of advice (especially if they ask for it), and the winners sometimes get a mini critique.
You can also post on the forum and ask people for a critique or advice. Everyone is very kind and supportive, and I see a lot of constructive comments.
@armoredpigeon welcome to the forums! What sort of programming do you do? I do web design for a living.
Welcome Matt, glad to have you!