I used to draw a lot too. I used to draw a story based on concepts such as fire Vs water planet wars as a 12 year old after painting a balloon to look like a water planet and ever since then, I constantly had that obsession to draw the story. I sucked at story writing so I just drew the story and my drawings weren't half bad .
Then I had art class and learnt many things, including drawing faces but never really fully mastered any art concept. I even planned on choosing art as a studying option at the age of 14 so I do it for 2 years but I accidentally chose Design Technology and Photography lol instead of art and photography but that turned out fine in the end.
I also for some reason stopped feeling like doodling my favorite water planet idea but thankfully, I did manage to apply some art skills to my design technology project to create an art easel lol. Also I learnt some great concepts from Photography , which is a kind of art in itself.
As well as this, I did graphics design as an enrichment course to test the out and managed to create a chocolate airhorn project . I even managed to create the DQ jewellery project.
Nothing too fancy but I'm just glad my art skills aren't being fully wasted.
I do remember even coming up with a full dq story suggestion based on the legend of Nadroji but i don't think it was that good. Still I didn't want my idea to be wasted and I even discussed with Cronos and Teacup I believe to get all the idea and it looked good. The could definitely improve upon it if there's the chance. It's more of a DQ FanFiction but I still was glad I could even think of the concept, even based on my last name experience.
I never did master any art technique but I have some idea of art which is nice. I do have an interest in technology so much though that I end up forgetting to draw sometimes. Still, if I put my mind to things and have a positive mood, I usually have a good result .
Its cool to hear of your stories , keep us entertained and yourself especially Mr Wildwood.