Why Adobe Illustrator is for illustration
Of course, a professional illustrator can work in any medium, from pencil to paint. One of my all-time favorite illustrators, NC Wyeth, worked in gauche (which is a type of watercolor). So the medium doesn't determine whether an artist is an illustrator or not. A good illustrator can draw using chicken gizzards if they want to - but it wouldn't smell very good!
If you are using Photoshop for drawing illustrations, you are doing the equivalent of hauling out paint and brushes to do a sketch. Yes, it works, but it really is a lot of trouble. If no one has ever shown you a pencil or a pen, I guess I can't blame you. The only real advantage to your paint and brush is that you are already familiar with it. And you may be very, very good at it. But if I could hand you a pencil and show you a pencil sharpener, you could ultimately save yourself a lot of time and trouble.
We begin by drawing a straight line.
Posted by Brad Hall