If I don't say it, someone will ask: Yes, this is my real name. Don't make me tap the card, punk. I've been making serious attempts at drawing since 2000 or so (it involved a figure drawing book, a late night, a lot of faces, and being *very* late for school the next day). I started experimenting with digital colouring within a year of that, and eventually decided that what I really wanted to do was digital painting. I picked up a tablet in 2004, and it remains the best thing I ever purchased.My tools of the trade are Photoshop 7 and an Intuos tablet. Sometimes there are other things, too, but those are the two I couldn't stand to live without.--Commissions - Sometimes. Details are here; check the most recent entry here to see if I'm currently taking any.Art trades - Occasionally.Free requests - No. Hinting at it won't help, either, and will probably make me hate you.--Other shinies - Art blog I like Mostly just pretty things, and things that incite a cry of 'ftw!' Favourite music Dead Can Dance, Delerium, The Gathering, The Mediaeval Baebes, Garbage, Abney Park, Hybrid, City of the Fallen