My name is Derek Boe.
I'm 24 years old, and I have been pixeling for roughly eight years now.
Pixel joint helped me tremendously with it's community, and overall acceptance of my need to learn.
Using the forums I interacted with my peers while working on my knowledge of pixel art and art in general.
I'm the jesus of pixeljoint because I was born into pixelart/pixeljoint on Dec 25.