I've been doing this type of art for about 1 year now. However, I've dabbled in art in various forms my whole life. I use to just sit around and sketch when I was younger, but I was never really good at it. Though, I tried. I did sculpting for a while. I got into art again when I took a painting class in college. Painting was much more natural for me than sketching and I struggled a lot less so I did a few oil paintings after that. Once I got a cheap tablet, I started doing still life paintings like my oils, but I was still frustrated because I wanted to depict what doesn't exist. So late year, about this time, I kicked my art into high gear and practiced nearly every day. I still struggle, but not as much as I use to.