I was pretty young when I first met the world of art and gaming. Usually my father was the Dungeon Master and his old friends came to our place to play D&D or just for a MtG match. For the play sessions, my dad drew the maps, painted the character illustrations or even made a whole HeroQuest-like board game for us to play.
When I was in school, I used to draw and paint a lot, and play both on PC and tabletop RPGs, of course. After a few years, more and more friends asked me to make something for them. My hobby started to turn into a job, but I didn't know it back then.
The big reveal happened in 2011 when I first used a digital tablet. It was a cheap, low-brand one, but hey, I can paint on my computer and upload the finished pieces with a click! It was a whole new world for me! I didn't touch the traditional paints until 2013 when I started to paint my board game miniatures.
Since then, I've continued to work with both technics of making stuff. If I try something new in the digital world, I can probably use the experience in the model painting side too. And it's mostly true the other way around. My two hobbies turned into one complex job... and I'm loving it! It's an awesome feeling to put my painted miniatures on the table and use cards with my illustrations!
The Dice be with You!