Hey, I'm A Hint of Jasmin, Jasmin being my middle name, thus the sn. I'm 21 years old and have been arting on the internet since late 2005 (wow, it's been that long already?) I've been an admirer of the site for a good... 4 years now, if I'm remembering correctly, and never bothered to join (due to some intimidation issues that I and still going through even now, but hey.)
I suppose one would call me a tartlet here, since I'm wandering on over from deviantart. But I AM wandering over in search of honestly good constructive critique and self improvement, which is...rare, to say the least, at deviantart. My fiance MadLucied joined before me, which is a shame since he only just found out about the site three days ago and I've known about it since forever *hangs head in shame*. I admit to starting off my artistic adventures with the cutesy big eyed mainstream anime that I've grown up with since I was a kid. I still love the GOOD anime and manga out there, but my art style has pretty much grown out of it.
I mostly do character work, creating and defining them. One could say I'm borderline obsessed with it. Bland characters and Mary-sues infuriate me to no end, but if I find a nice well thought out, well designed character, I'll fawn for hours on end. Literally. I like creating backstories and family histories, even entire universes from just a single character. (I have actually done this and am still working on that world, with almost no real progress.)
I'm a fan of the realistic comic book style that I can't seem to quite grasp. I want to really delve into realism and scenery most of all, since I fail pretty hard at both, and I feel I could learn so much more about color than what I think I know. Especially for digital art. Good old PS CS2 and a Wacom Intuos3 tablet are my bread and butter on the digital plain, and a regular old school pencil on a sketchbook gets me by for traditional.
I honestly look forward to people tearing into my art like a lion on a fresh carcass...or rather like a strict parent on a disobedient child. Strict parent works.
Oh and, if I typo...well...a lot, feel free to call the grammar nazis. I get them a lot as self-proclaimed typo queen.