I'm really big on mixing mediums. Much of my work is entirely digital but often I'll sketch and apply color by hand first and then polish it off on my laptop.
One of my most favorite parts about digital painting is the convenience of editing. Years ago I can remember actually trying to white-out mistakes on sketches. Thankfully that is long in the past. Currently, I use the basic Bamboo pen/tablet with Photoshop (and sometimes Illustrator). The pen I use is an older Bamboo model and although it lacks all of the features that the newer ones possess, it does everything I need it to.
Aside from making revisions, working digitally also allows me to create variations on whim.
I recently created a print for a friend who loves wine. When it was finished I realized I had at least a dozen other friends who could relate.
This piece had been sketched entirely digitally so with a few quick tweaks I was able to make it more relevant to a wider range of girls.
Utilizing layers in Photoshop, I removed the eye glasses and created a few hair and skin color options. I came up with a total of 5 variations (though just 3 are shown above).
This print package is available for download in my etsy. You'll receive all 5 variations so you can print your favorite!