Hi Jaymes. I don't know how experienced you are with computer tools like GIMP or Photoshop or so, but there should be a lot of good tutorials in the mapping resource section. Although to be honest most of them where a bit too advanced for me when I first stumbled upon this site.
If your completely new to using computers to draw, then my first tip would be to learn how to handle layers. God, all the useless extra work I have done just because I didn't know what layers where :p