Today I was acquainted with Autodesk Sketchbook, a piece of drawing software like Photoshop that Simon described as being like a sports car in that it only does one thing but does it well whilst Photoshop tries to be a very broad piece of kit.
My first attempt at actually drawing looks okay in my eyes, although one tool I love compared to Photoshop is the symmetry tool which allows my drawing to be reflected on the other half of the paper, which saves a fair amount of time. One thing I lament is the tools I have found so far don't blend the colours as well as I have understood Photoshop to do. So I may consider alternating between the two programs as I am still quite comfortable using Photoshop for drawing.
My third experiment with Autodesk Sketchbook was drawing blackouts. I managed to whip these up in under an hour and already I feel like I managed to get some very interesting character designs out of them. Most of them are robots but I may have a soft spot for the silhouette with the tail and the fanned extensions coming from her waist. So if I have time I might go further with her.