Designers, what software / tools do you use for illustrations?

Hey elphas, I want to start doing illustrations and I'm looking for a tool/app that I can use to practice. I've done a few things by hand and I'd like to practice on a computer or ipad. Any suggestions will be appreciated!
iynna's profile thumbnail
In case you are interested in tools for non-designers as a starter here was a great thread
JadeP's profile thumbnail
Thank you!
teresaman's profile thumbnail
These are very different, but I've dabbled with Procreate on iPad (think freehand paint/sketch). On a computer, I use Illustrator (more for precise vector illustration).
JadeP's profile thumbnail
Nice, I've heard of Procreate. Do you think it's suitable for something like this? I'm keen to make really simple illustrations like these
LaraY's profile thumbnail
Procreate is a raster-based program, if that doesn't matter to you (Vector vs raster), then I'd say it's a good, low-cost solution. If you want more precise and vector based tools, Illustrator and Affinity Designer (or even Figma) could help you create illustrations like this.
JadeP's profile thumbnail
Nice! Thanks for sharing, Lara. Really appreciate it - I'll take a look at all of those options.
Jannay's profile thumbnail
Suggest Canva, especially if you don’t plan to design in Adobe Illustrator.
JadeP's profile thumbnail
Thanks for the suggestion, I've tried Canva but it doesn't quite work for these. But it looks like I've have quite a few options to test out now :D