Hello! My name is Elissa. I was born in the suburb that I now live in, which I won't name for silly security reasons. I used to hate drawing when I was little because it hurt my hand, and now I really like it. I've been drawing "seriously" since 2002 after being inspired by artists on Neopets and buying a How to draw manga book. I've since broken away from drawing anthro Neopets and manga to a more semi-realistic style that's still being developed. I enjoy drawing males more than females as I'm surrounded by my own gender almost all the time. At the moment, I'm taking a break from deviantART so I'll be on here more.