Considering I've been on this website for almost 11 years, might as well tell how I got here!
Well waaaay back in 2003, I used to use Oekaki boards a lot. My first one was Pokevalley, which is now completely gone. I used to look up to digital artists on there like Komodo, PurpleKecleon, Chari(?), and a few others. The thing was, the art didn't stay on there forever so I had to quickly save it to my computer. Someone on there posted to dA around end of August, beginning of September and it intrigued me since it was an art gallery I could post art to and not have it recycled back into the system. It took until November 2003 to actually join and January 2004 until proper activity happened. I gotten a tablet that Xmas so it helped me become more confident as an artist and start drawing more and posting to this website. I stopped using Oekaki since gaining a few art programs on my computer and liked the control they had to offer versus a web based art program. It was a good move and I still continue to draw and posting it, even though as of late the activity went down again. It's hard to keep up when trying to be creative but I do try!