I've been using coloured pencils as my main medium for 2 years but prior to that I had no drawing/painting experience.
I was given some pencils for Christmas and I haven't looked back.
I draw purely for my own pleasure and although it sounds melodramatic the joy it gives me is huge. When I'm happily involved in a drawing I can't wait to get back home and continue with it.
I largely taught myself but have recently started lessons with Linda Hampson, she is both a fantastic painter and teacher, and my work has progressed hugely with her guidance.
I recently made my first sale and I couldn't quite believe it!