I'm old enough that I clearly remember the days before internet or cell phones. Rotary-dial phones and cassette tapes were the norm. I even remember listening to eight-track tapes, but they were definitely on the way out. Even back then, I lived in a relatively tech-forward household. We had a personal computer at home in the early 1980's, and I learned to code my first program in BASIC when I was six years old.
With my early exposure, I've always been relatively tech savvy. So it's not a surprise that I've always been interested in creating digital art. Since I didn't study or work in an artistic field, it wasn't something I ever learned or had exposure to. In a high school computer class, I remember creating graphics pixel by (large) pixel with a mouse. It was very unsophisticated.
I was so excited when I finally invested in my first pen tablet (a Wacom Bamboo Fun, no longer produced). It was my chance to experiment and dabble in the digital art world. I really didn't know what I was getting into. I started playing with the software that was includedand the fun began!
Here's the first 100% digital art piece I ever created. This was a fun beginner project. I don't remember where I found the quote, but it's such a great life philosophy.
I've been learning and growing with my digital media ever since. I'm pretty much self-taught, having learned experimenting and exploring. From digital drawing and painting to photographic art, it's a whole world of exciting possibilities. I look forward to continuing to grow my digital skills and create beautiful art!