Hi! My name is John. I've actually been a member for some odd years but due to real-life, I wondered off course, so to speak.

Well, now I'm back and ready to get cracking! I'm still undecided whether I should jump into the long learning curve of a computer program such as Gimp
( I can't afford Photoshop ), or just draw by hand and scan to computer. I'm most assuredly better at the latter. Plus, I need to learn each technique for mountains, forests, coastlines, etc., not to mention picking from the infinite number of styles which are used. That's a lot of learning to face for one so inexperienced, but I look forward to the first step of a long journey though, and just browsing the forums, I can already tell it's a friendly and helpful community.

Thanks for looking.