just fyi im going to start posting my art onto my personal blog, and then reblogging it to my art blog instead of the other way around because i dont like how cluttered kallenart is getting with non-art stuff, just hoping the change will make it more clean and professional
usuk, spamano, prucan, and stuff like sufin, icehong, giripan, dennor, and gerita to a lesser extent
sketched these a few days ago trying to remember how to use photoshop
i dont recommend using an ipad, because they dont have pressure sensitivity, so your lines wouldnt have any taper or change in opacity (remember tegaki E anyone?) some people can work like that but overall its just a lot harder.
i personally use a graphics tablet, mine was pretty cheap and ive had it for about 3 years, ive only had a problem with the pen once but its easy to replace (the replacement pen is better in my opinion) i got my tablet here, its kinda big but i like that, its just not very portable. theres more sizes on the site if you prefer something less bulky. monoprice makes pretty decent tablets for cheaper than the big names like wacom do.
i use my mac laptop with it for drawing, and as for drawing programs, ive used photoshop and painttool sai and i love them both, but they are a bit different in function so id suggest trying both to see which you like better. right now i actually use firealpaca, which is kind of like a combination of the two, but doesnt have as many options. you can download it for free here, the best thing about firealpaca is it works with mac, and sai doesnt. (there was a new update a while back that may have changed that but i didnt bother to try it out..)
i suggest still doing a bit more research before you buy anything to use, because you might not like that, but try out as many different options as you want. it takes a bit of trial and error but eventually youll find something you’re comfortable with
i dont think ive expressed how much i like aph iceland
EDIT: i fixed stuff again, also added a bit of texture
EDIT: fixed some of the animation
i didnt have anything lying around so i whipped up a quick one, (tumblr is doing the thing where i cant answer w more than one photo so..)
spent all day making hetalia playing cards, im only posting the facecard transparencies though