Thank you for the kind words Onion Knight . I don't mind
telling you how I create the drawings.
Due to vision problems I rarely draw using paper or
canvas any more.
So I draw, and paint with an electronic tablet using photoshop 7
After getting the basic sketch worked out I paint in
the color and details. Mostly using the brush, smudge, burn
and highlight tools.
I build up the finished picture using layers which makes
working on the different parts much easier.
I rarely use any of the effects unless it really helps. I did use
a lighting effect in the top drawing for part of the background.
Drawing on the computer takes practice. But I enjoy the
challenge of making a nice picture that way.
I am self taught, and have been actively drawing for over
Hope that answers your question.