here is a drawing i worked on, i can't really say how long it took, but likely longer than most artists out there. previously, i had felt limited by my technology, that i would not be able to churn out a good looking piece.
my graphics tablet is an intuos 2 wacom tablet that has a drawing field measuring 3 x 4 inches. i got it as a gift from my loving sisters just after i graduated high school, so this thing is 16 years old and counting.
a friend of mine showed me manga studio 5 awhile back, and i enjoy the variety of drawing instruments available, not that photoshop doesn't enable the same thing, but its different.
i started the sketch in red pencil, used the ink pen feature to clean up the linework and adjust wonky bits from the sketch, then laid down flat colors, then the shadows. i like the way it turned out enough, it has become the header to my site.
this was a proof of concept, hey robogato can make digital art!