Artistic people's advice needed

Help out this poor soul here who would like to start doing more than pencil sketches, will ya ? 

After looking through some of the things my friends can do, I can't help but feel jealous, so I'd like to try my luck with drawing using a program (or whatever it is that is used, I'm fresh into this ) !

What I'd like to know (and I know I could Google that,but I would much rather raffle that question) is,let's see...
-which program/s should i obtain ? 
-what would be a good way to ease myself into drawing on a pc?  (I'm a cheapskate, and patient, so I'm not going to get a drawing tablet anytime in the future)
-should I even bother if I can just throw cash at other, actually talented people and not move a finger

I'm asking...for a friend.
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I use krita, it is great for drawing with a mouse
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Use Krita or autodesk sketchbook.
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Uh, I'm shit but that also means I can give good insight on how to start off so here goes: Paint tool sai is pretty fucking good for the man with a mouse. This is because it does a much, much better job of smoothing out your lines than other tools such as photoshop, if you crank the stabilizer up to 9 thousand because remember: you're shit. If you make a mistake or if you're a perfectionist you can also edit your lines to the most perfect degree. Try picking up the free trial and see how you like it. You can get pretty darn good at drawing with a mouse, but that's also like saying you can get good at making music without knowing theory. As for everything else, well that just comes down to practice. If you need more terrible advice or meaningless words of encouragement, uh, you know where to hit me up.
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FireAlpaca, Krita, and MediBang are popular free programs
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Paint Tool Sai is definitely a popular drawing program and something that I started out with but I've switched over to Clip Studio Paint a while ago and to be honest I'm enjoying it much more (personally, at least). Also if you are interested, Clip Studio Paint occasionally has pretty decent sales as well so you can probably nab it for around $30 or so when it is if I remember correctly. As for easing yourself into drawing on a pc you could always just start off using the line tools and whatnot bc using a mouse to draw is absolute death IMO
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Oh I thought you said Autistic, I was all ready. Well, GIMP is free, But Photoshop is waaaaay better. If you don't want a tablet, you can trace over your pencil sketches, and if you want good art that looks how you want it, learning how to art good will always be better than paying even the best artist.
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i also am an artist! but in real life i do only pencil anime weaboo s**t because my friends are begging me for money. So is legit.
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Chester I have´ta agree with Chester on drawing. I started drawing a bit after taking a REAL long break, and after taking a break and looking at my finished drawing, it really gave me a giggle and a view on what I have done (If ya wanna go check it out, friend me and check my Artwork, if you don´t wanna see color ever again)
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im no expert but u can watch this vid of a (the best) expert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjElkM_NPkw
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Use vector-based programs so you don't have to worry about resolution.
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well im no expert but i know some digital artists and most use either paint tool sai or straight up draw on photoshop, what matters tho is that every single one of them still draw in pencil and then trace it on whatever software so dont stop that, youll get better eventually my man
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Keep going at it. It may be frustrating at first, but it’s really worth it. Take it from me, the worst artist on the site.
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Paint tool sai is pretty popular and you can find a lot of downloads and brush settings for online? Clip Studio Paint and Photoshop both have free trials so you can see for yourself, and more different tools they come with than Sai from experience. Good luck :^)
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SAI's great. I recommended it to my girlfriend since she draws a hell of a lot more than I ever did and she even agrees it's good. You'll want a decent wacom too though. The budget bamboos should be ok (if they're even a thing anymore) until you can justify buying one of the more expensive ones.
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try trial version of corel suite, as good as adobe but much cheaper
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for programs to draw you can use medibang paint or paint tool sai. a good way to easing into it is practicing and drawing alot so you'd become familiar with the tools and what size you want your brush to however try practicing with hand first to improve your artistic talent simple sketches are fine :)
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I wanted to be a cool guy but my comment was actually too long to pass through the chatbox ;_; so I'll just say: even if you are planning to do digital artwork, pencil and paper are the 'real tools' - now no offence, but they work in real life, REALLY. It's kinda like guitar synthesizers compared to playing the guitar - you can bring the ideas from your head easier with a guitar than with complicated software (If you know how to play the guitar). So, get some sharp ones, some softer ones and go go go! Don't invest money in a drawing tablet that you don't even know if it works with you and if you like it. They can be complicated to set up and there are customization settings etc. so it's better to move to this stuff later on.
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I've done drawing with a mouse, and it was easy, because I started with a slow mouse sensitivity to make sure to draw certain shapes right. I recommend is getting Krita, a free, really good drawing program
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done when result
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also, using paint (actual paint not the program) is a lot more fun than pencil sketches
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I dont use programs to draw, im planning to do it later on. I do not draw hentai or furry stuff or any weird stuff. Now i know that i will offend a lot of people by making this statement but i have had a bad history with furries and i dont want to talk about. Back on topic, if you are going to start pencil sketching then i recommend doing it on paper first because to make good artwork with programs you would need that wireless stylo thing.
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I dunno much about digital, but my teachers always told me to start from pencil and paper. You develop your own style and then you switch to digital. I can't say for sure which tablet to pick (I'm still at drawing sketches), but there are lots of free programs on the internet, and if you're feeling fancy, you could try photoshop anyways. And if you really like drawing, keep drawing! Don't compare your stuff to more "pro" people yet ;) Best of luck!
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Paint tool sai. And is better to draw on pencil first, then digital.

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