I gradually emerged from a pool of boiling hot magma in the mid-Cretaceous period, then lay dormant in an underground cavern until the Industrial Age, whereupon I was bitten by a vampire while standing outside of a pub in Dublin. I was a cobbler for 137 years (not a bad one, either), now I write software. Mainly Perl, some C/C++, brushing up on Python, learning Ruby.
I make pictures for fun using DAZ Studio, Carrara Pro, and sometimes LuxRender. On rare occasions, I use oils or acrylics with an actual brush on real canvas.