Armed At Last!
I finally went ahead and got myself a drawing tablet (XP-PEN), and I am having a lot of fun playing with it. After a bit of research I also decided on Krita for drawing (I cannot even remotely afford Photoshop!) and have been experimenting a lot with the different tools. It is worth noting that I am a complete novice when it comes to digital art, and even shading and coloring for that matter. I have zero experience with any of it, however I have drawn a fair number of black-and-white sketches with pencil so this is all new to me! So far I am only using the pencil, Q-tip, and a few texture brushes for my new pictures (Vault 68) as I get used to the virtual medium in order to make it feel as familiar as possible.
I am likely going to do a few more face-focused pictures going forward in order to continue to experiment with the hardest part of drawing and get used to shading dynamic skin. I do want to try to experiment a bit with anime styles, and possibly redo my old posts in color; which if I do I will not be deleting or replacing them but rather posting anew so I can track my stylistic progress and see what worked and what didn't. I have completed another pencil-and-paper drawing featuring a rather larger egg which has not yet been posted, so I may try to colorize it before posting it.