I've never really considered myself and artist, per se, but I have always loved creating.
In 2010 I took my first official art class and was blessed with the good fortune of an incredible and inspiring teacher.
I won't belabor the point: I found that I liked drawing faces and I wasn't terrible at it. My only caveat? I don't draw people I know personally because it's creepy to analytically stare at a friend or relative for long periods of time.