I use it for line-drawings sometimes; Like the clip-art folder here: [link] But I'm mostly traditional right now, with a little finishing help from photoshop. But I say what was used in the descriptions. Why do you ask?
It has 1096 pages just to give you an idea of what that program is capable of. Adobe is insane, there's a reason why it's the industry standard set of programs. I learned on 7.0 in 1999 and have kept up with it ever since. Let me know what you come up with
Cool. well I used a superfine drafting pen and laid each hair by hand, then I did several transparent washes with watercolor. Next I went over the fur with thin colored pencil lines, alternating white and black and then did hi-lights with white semi-transparent acrylic. I find realism (not photo-realism, mind you, but my kind of realism) needs that kind of attention. That's why I have avoided it up to now, But I'm really happy with the direction I'm going so please stay tuned for more. Next will probably be bats, as I'm very pleased with the bat in my other new piece. Thanks for asking, hope the answer wasn't too boring. Cheers