Digital Drawing with Photoshop and Wacom Tablets

Recently, I dug out my Wacom tablet and tried messing around with it. I bought it a few years ago for a design project and thought I’d use it more than I did. Digital drawing felt clunky too me and I was easily frustrated.

Basic sketch I made in Photoshop using the brush tool with pressure sensitive settings.


Colored areas with layers on top of the sketch and opacity between 40% and 60%.


The opacity is the same as the previous image, but this time the layers are underneath the sketch.

It seems like having the sketch on top of the colored areas provides more depth. Thoughts?