When I'm not at work, in the dojo or trying to catch some sleep, I play White Wolf's Live Action Roleplaying Game, the Camarilla's world wide chronicle for World of Darkness II. I mainly play Vampire: The Requiem and dabble in Werewolf: The Forsaken. It was from playing these games that I first began to play around with photos. People can only go so far as to look like their characters and that developed into retouching the photographs to give a background or feel appropriate to the character. These pictures take anywhere from three to twenty hours each. Frustratingly enough, it's often the ones that I can just bash out in a couple hours that are the most effective! Being an old hand in roleplaying, I have many pieces from the first World of Darkness.