I've always considered myself a writer, and never thought that I'd ever become a fan artist, but thanks to the wonders of 3D programs, I am slowly learning how to express ideas not just in words, but also in images.
I've learned to use the basics of Poser, and have now progressed so far that I'm trying to teach myself how to make my art actually look good. Right now I'm using Poser Pro 2014 and Photoshop for my artwork.
So far, most of my artwork is inspired by Tolkien's work (and my own fanfiction for it), current art is portraits of RP characters from The Lord of the Rings Online. I found fandom in 95, slash fandom in 97, and haven't looked back since. I've been in Tolkien fandom for more than 10 years now, and hope that I will have many more happy decades with his elves.
I'm also a big fan of GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire, my cosplay project for this year's RingCon is Jeyne Poole.