In August 2007 I started entering their photo-manipulation contests. This helped revive some old artistic skills and I've learned a hell of a lot about Photoshop since then.
A while back I became more interested Illustration contests - ones where no photo sources are used and normally the entire image is drawn from scratch. I then started to get more and more comfortable using Painter 11 as my main digital art tool.
I'm still learning new stuff every day and trying to refine techniques. I thought a website to display my progress might be interesting. and if nothing else will serve as a place for me to store all my images. I also plan to create some tutorials covering some of the techniques I've picked up, as well as some WIPs (work in progress) animations.