First try…

My first ever effort with Sketchbook Pro: it seemed appropriate to create something on the theme of “Emergence”, although it all went a bit H.R. Giger…

emergence

It may not be much by most standards, but I’ve started to get to grips with:

The French curves tool.
The Steady stroke tool.
Juggling layers.
Getting things painted inside lines / behind objects.
Smudging.
Shading and highlights.
Tilting the canvas.
Using the eraser.