All my life. I remember drawing Disney ducks when I was 5 or 6, and oil painting and my first (awful) comics around 7-8. I was ALWAYS serious about art, because my father was an artist too and he taught me and my sister.
Nyahaha, I managed to find fitting costumes for 5 of my characters. Should be done by tomorrow, I've already done the sketch. One is NSFW and another is cross-dressing, but I don't think anyone will have a problem with that, right? :D
Working on the cover for Atlantis, chapter II. Spoiler: that's not Earth. This is what my comics look like without the lineart, btw. I paint everything on just one layer.
(I'm having a lot of fun. From the outline, it looks like a luscious Eden-type planet. Color palette is everything :D)
I personally would prefer to have something like a gallery/portfolio attached to a comic, just not open the door to have someone art dump their stuff here without ever making a webcomic. Kinda why I mentioned about wanting art dumps being treated differently than as a recognized genre in my other post.
(Sorry for any potential bluntness, brain rambling right now, it's past 1AM here)
I'm really just interested in a place for my guest pages/fanart/exchanges, because I already have a personal site and a DA account for unrelated art. So, everything in my extra section is CF related. I never really liked blogs so I didn't even think of putting that stuff there. If I could just move all the fanart in an easily accessible gallery, I'd do it. There are threads, but I like to have them all collected together.
If you manage to find it somewhere, Photoshop CS2 is free and doesn't require registration anymore. You could download it from Adobe's site not so long ago, so I saved a copy. I'm still using that because, even if not 100% compatible with all the latest filters, it's still better than attempting to rebuild my custom tools elsewhere.
Rockets (Les Rockets for you not-European) are back after, like, 35 years with a new GOOD album! Listening now on Spotify. I could cry.
Edit: was too good to be true. They're all tracks recorded in 1981. *sigh*
D.Harden:Soon I might try Deviant Art. I've poked around there and there are a LOT of "Watchers" there, not just creators. Of course there is everything from flower painters to comics to porn movies on Deviant, but it seems to have a wide range of visitor.
I won't recommend it, because most of your watchers will be other artists who will expect you to follow them in return, with no guarantee they will actually see your works apart from one or two drawings. You can easily get your inbox flooded, I cannot really follow even the artists I really like and are friends with, and the "not-artist" lurkers will sometimes try to steal your work to sell t-shirts or the like. Besides, the changes they made to category system made finding anything ridiculously annoying. If anything, people are leaving.
Moreover, publishing comics there is another incredibly annoying matter, since you have to place links to previous and next pages manually.
Not worth the hassle anymore.