I'm a self taught artist. Only at classes I ever took were ceramic 1-3 in college. I started teaching myself how to draw manga/anime art in 2005, and later on that year I started playing around with Daz 3d studio. About a year or two after that I started working with poser and haven't left it since. I consider my 3d art to be fantasy, designed to tell a story in the mind of the viewer since when I create a story is in my head. With my anime work my style (to me) is simple with some detail. I am still developing my style with the anime work. My friends have always been a bit of an influence on me giving me ideas on what to create. Them and my RPG characters.