I've been knocking about the children's book publishing market as a full-time freelance illustrator since 1982, when I tunneled out of college. Switched from being a traditional watercolourist to digital about the turn of the century. Still learning and always will be.
Preferred software are ArtRage3 Studio Pro, Sketchbook Pro 2010 and Painter X. I still think in real media terms, and these are the closest to it I've found. The words old and fuddy-duddy definitely apply - dammit.
Some of my published work is listed here on Jacketflap -
My website is here - nickillus.co.uk/index.html
My agent is here - www.beehiveillustration.co.uk/
Current Residence: UK
Operating System: Windows XP Pro & Windows 7 Home