One of my best "life lessons" was from my high school Art Teacher who encouraged me to throw away a "masterpiece" that I had done. She told me "you know that you can already do that; now explore and improve on it."
I'm a middle-aged guy who is trying to find his artistic roots from days gone by. I use a mouse and hope to get a tablet soon.
I was very much into art and drawing in HS; Majored - then Minored in Art in college, and then have worked in the "business world" since graduation. So, art is a hobby that I pick up from time to time.
I really enjoy using watercolor pencils and ink. I have done some pieces on various wood items (wooden plates that I have converted to clocks) and now like to experiment with computer graphics. We will see where that leads......
By the way - please feel free to Rate my Drawings (i.e. the website name). I can take constructive criticism - had many critiques when I was in school.