How'd you get into art? And when?
I'd love to hear you guys' stories!
I'll kick start the thread.
Since I was very little, I've been drawing. At that point, I used to scribble unicorns and cats and dinosaurs. As the years progressed, I resorted to drawing on the backs and margins of my school papers despite my teachers yelling at me for it. I still drew creatures then.
Then, while searching for a picture, I found /ic/. I decided to show off my 'art' (a poorly drawn alien with a derp face) I got torn apart and was left dumbfounded and stricken, but alas! I had a new goal!; to get better at art. It was then (15) that I decided to start taking it more seriously. For the first few months, improvement was very, very little to none. Mostly of my own fault. Then I finally managed to snag a second hand tablet from a friend. I started digitally drawing/painting.
This got me interested into real life acrylics and I experimented with that of portraits of imaginary people. Then I found CA and /icrit/ and started taking advice as best as I can from them. Now, 17, I'm still learning, but, I plan on only improving in the future with both my studies and imaginative works and maybe get into the business of freelance concept art when I'm older. And, that is my story.