|Artwork done in my spare time.|
I've been actively drawing for about 6 years and writing for 10 years. Some of my oldest drawings included dragons and humans on paper, but now I currently work with traditional, digital, and pixel art.
For traditional art, I use the following:
-Daler Rowney/Reeves assorted pencils ranging from 4H-6B. These are reserved for shading (if I'm bothered to do so).
-Sakura Micron .8 and .500 ink pen. For outlining my work. I'm currently working improving the quality of my lines with this.
-Black Prismacolor Premier pencil. This is amazing for making dark lines.
-Kneaded eraser. Essential for shading traditional art.
-Charcoal pencils. I'm being introduced to them right now, so I can't explain how useful they are right now.
-Blending tortillon/stump. They work wonders for making shading look extra smooth than just using your drawing instrument.
-Various colored pencils (Daler Rowney, Derwent, Prismacolor, and Crayola). I don't have a whole lot of expensive materials, but the colors produced by whatever pencil I use is sufficient in my current artwork.
For digital art, I use the following:
-Photoshop CS6/CS2. The most powerful art program for art. I use this for graphic design and possibly some touch-ups of artwork.
-Easy Paint Tool SAI. The line art tool in this program is quite possibly the best one, better than PS, in my opinion. It also runs extremely efficiently on my 1GB RAM netbook.
-MS Paint. The best program for pixel art, despite having no layers.
-Irfan View. What I use to make my pixel art transparent.
-Huion 6.5x10 tablet. Cheap, about 60USD, but works about as well as the Intuos series.