I had a milestone I should've said something about sooner but I lost track of the date and then I just didn't.
On Feb 7th of this year, the very first commission I got of one of my characters was posted.
Sahlia got me started with my character concepts and all the other characters I posted on here and eventually into groups so I could write about these characters. I had started off just watching other people here, never thought I could actually contribute anything on this site. Then about 2007 I started coming up with a backup character for the D&D setting Eberron that had a couple of templates applied giving a hellacious level adjustment to the character. Never used the character in the game but I was thinking "hang on a minute, I can use this character in other areas", so I looked for my first commission work. I learned real quick how to look for future artists and what should disqualify someone that I ask for a picture from in the future, which isn't a bad thing.
So anyway I get the pic posted and as you can see from the reaction to it a small argument broke out which helped me get started on what has become the old business. I learned real quick that giving all credit where it's due is a really good idea, and plenty helpful for the future...when people remember to read my comments on each piece...
But anyway I've been pluggin away at this crap for a decade now, I wonder what the 20 year mark will bring?