Originally Posted by Cpitt78
I am using Photoshop and a Wacom tablet. As for my background, I had been drawing since I was a kid. Went to art school in NY for one year and then started working doing icons for a website in 1999. In 2004 my entire portfolio was thrown in the trash by a pretty rotten person while I was away visiting family. I stopped drawing for about 10 years after that - then my daughter was born and I realized I needed to go after it again.
I recommend Corel Painter if you'd like a program that imitates more traditional mediums. It's extremely similar to actual pencils, paints, charcoals, etc., and the more recent versions have a many of the same layer and adjustment options Photoshop has.