When I worked traditionally I used watercolor crayons. I loved the fluid, transparent, and somewhat messy look. So that's what I'm going for. There are many great tutorials out there on the web that can teach you how to get textures and such to accomplish your goals. Many are free or minimal!
Illustrators that inspire me include Helen Craig, Wendy Anderson Halperin, Paige Keiser and just recently Brooke Boynton Hughes.
Since my critique with Will Terry I've decided to really work on making my digital look like my traditional or at least until I was happy with it.
To the right is a small quick illo. of an owl for an upcoming children's book I will be working on. I'll be changing many things and truthfully by the time I'm finished it will look a bit different but hey it's a first draft!
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. - Abraham Lincoln