The pencils for this particular illustration were created using Autodesk Sketchbook 7 Pro, and I worked from a reference image on Pinterest.
After penciling the drawing, I used the Perspective tool in Photoshop to give the warrior a slightly more stylized look.
From there, I brought the drawing into Manga Studio 5EX for inking, using a slightly modified variant of the Lando Calbrusshian custom brush developed by Ray Frenden.
Lastly, I added colors and textures using Adobe Photoshop.
It’s perfectly normal for me to mix and match between tools. Each of the tools listed above export out to a Photoshop PSD format making the process a seamless experience.