More tips n tricks for ya here: http://zacharywolf.deviantart.com/gallery/52769071/TIPS-N-TRICKS
I primarily use Photoshop CS6 and a Wacom Cintiq.
I recommend the following products and stores from experience:
• Copic markers – best markers out there
• Wacom tablets and other accessories – digital tablets
• Any Adobe product – great programs
• Art Supply Warehouse – all of your art needs
• Art Center Saturday High classes – awesome art classes
More of my art is on my art Instagram account: http://instagram.com/_kelpine_/
Any questions? A business email account will open soon.