I also teach a course that explores the wonderful ways that traditional media can be combined with digital art using tools like Photoshop and Illustrator.  The results can be awesome and are always lots of fun! We’ll also be drawing and painting using digital drawing tablets (students need to supply their own drawing tablets and laptop computers)

Here’s a couple of examples of digital painting in Photoshop and combining vector drawing in Illustrator with Photoshop painting:

Here are a few pieces that I did that combine pencil drawings, watercolour backgrounds and some graphic effects in Photoshop (the backgrounds were done by kids):