I use Adobe Photoshop for practically everything. It’s the software I learned to make digital art with, so it feels most natural for me to use. I am currently using the latest version of Photoshop CC. I also sometimes use Procreate when I want to draw on the couch or while travelling. In the past I have used Painter, Opencanvas and OekakiBBS.
Most of my work is created on my workstation which I have assembled from various parts. It consists of:
- A Cintiq 27QHD
- An Asus PA329Q screen
- A self-assembled PC with an i7 processor, running on Windows 10
Alternatively, I sometimes use:
- A Dell XPS 15 7590
- An iPad Pro with Procreate and 2nd generation Apple Pencil
I tend to stay in my comfort zone with hardware. I’ve been using some combination of a Cintiq and a Windows PC since 2012. I know that there are many competing tablets which work great, and lots of artists who do professional work on the iPad. There’s so many options out there these days, so if you’re looking for new hardware, take the time to research which options best fit your budget and needs!
I’m not very adventurous when it comes to digital brushes, and prefer to stick with one brush from the beginning to end of the drawing process. I find that switching brushes during the drawing process can really take me out of my drawing flow. I put together a free Photoshop brush set, which consists of some standard Photoshop brushes as well as a few brushes from other artists’ brushsets. You can download it from this page. As for Procreate brushes, my preferred brush sets are MaxPacks Gouache and RazumInc pro II.