I am a finance student from India, who sketches and makes digital paintings as hobby. In spite of a very early start in drawing, I have not had an opportunity for formal education in art and have mostly continued to grow at my slow, lazy pace. As I continued to learn how to draw, time became scarce and traditional sketching, requiring less time and expenditure than other art forms(like oil paintings) became my staple. Not too far back in the past I saw some really neat digital paintings by some amazing artists, which also showed me the capabilities of digital tools. I bought the cheapest possible Wacom and have started this journey of mine.
UPDATE: I have a hectic day job now, but I try to make artworks on weekends. I have had a couple of commissions and am still growing as an artist.