Continuing in the vain of the Cintiq tablets, take a look at some of the work and tutorials by Reiq. There are plenty of examples of his work on Reiq’s site and the included blog runs through things as well and we have his portfolio and links to his Deviant.Art and CGSociety presences as well. His work is predominantly girls, in often rather compromising positions, but the digital skills on display are cool – just check the tutorials.
Anyhow, I came to his work via these digital colouring tutorials on youtube which are great examples of how elegantly these tools can be used with a minimum of fuss to generate images like this one. There are a series of them using painter and photoshop – all worth a watch as he starts with a scanned sketch, then inks and colours digitally for us:
His blog has his little review of the Cintiq 12WX as well, which he gives pretty high raps and deservedly so. I havent played with Painter, but I think Photoshop can do a decent job, certainly capable enough for me (he even covers this a little in the vids).