I'm in my 40s and a Corel software user, and also was quite reluctant to join here.
But it has been fun and educational (free tutorials).
I'm not that popular here. Over the months I've realized this is a almost a kids' art website, but there are also many professionals whose works are incredible. I'm caught in between as I don't belong with either.
Kids don't like what I do because I'm too old or my work is too serious or from my generation, and the older artists shun me out because I am not professional ad my art is too kiddie for them. Then what do I do?
I keep telling myself that what I do is right since I did not have a formal education in art, while others who do, who are not necessarily in this site, whose works I've seen can barely hold a candle to mine. But art is subjective, and like everything else in life, art is also a popularity contest., your drawings can look like chicken scratch, but enough people like them and buy them then you're "so talented"...
I also don't get any kind of feedback from any of my watchers, negative or positive, so I don't know if I'm right or wrong, hence perhaps why I hardly get any requests or commissions, now open.
But what the hell at least I am here, I show what I can do. I'm no expert when it comes to digital art software, but I do get things done. And I want to keep learning and improving.
If you don't like what I do then simply don't look at it.