hey i was just wondering the best way to practice 2d skills. obviously drawing is important but is it just as good and perhaps better to do photoshop painting instead.
it forces you to deal with colors as well and blending/shading more thoroughly. It also may make more sense since the colors and painting practice will help you with texturing.
though perhaps drawing gives you more of a handle on structure since your not using a brush.
what are people's takes on this?