I can vaguely remember already having a thread here but it was old and all the links in there were broken, so I'm starting a new one.
About me: I'm living in Leipzig, Germany, and am unemployed right now. I started drawing as a child and never stopped. I love animals, especially rats, and have kept pet rats for more than twelve years. I enjoy all kind of fantasy stuff like art, books, stories. I'm also an experienced roleplayer, I been to various LARP conventions and had a P&P-Group a few years ago, went on to chat- and forum-roleplay-settings later and settled on a World of Warcraft Roleplay Server now.
I would consider myself as a fantasy artist in the beginning of my "career".
I was lingering on this forums now and then, afraid to post something for a long time. Then I was going to have a child and as my daughter was born, I rarely had time for art, and almost no time for internet activities like forum reading and/or posting.
She is two years old now and I'm slowly back into drawing again.
I'm exploring the depths of digital art, right now, as Painter and Photoshop combined with a simple Wacom.
I feel very comfortable with it for doing my sketches and scribbles, but I struggle when it comes to finished digital pieces. My favourite traditional media are watercolour pencils, gouache and acrylics, but I want to expand my horizons a little bit because I enjoy digital paintings.
Well I hope I won't forget this thread again and update it regularly with some stuff.
I finished the following picture today, it's all Photoshop, mostly standart brushes with a few I took from the Photoshop section on CA. I am very pleased with the result for it's my first real try in Photoshop.
Edit 12.03.09: attached another image for tumbnail.