Digital Art - Used for general art. Things like illustrations, game art and so on. Free: Krita - 100% Free. Very close to Photoshop/Clip Paint Studio. Medibang Paint - Free and I believe is recommended by Shonen Jump! GIMP - almost like Photoshop but not very user friendly. Paint.Net - successor to MS Paint with extensions and such. Paid: Adobe Photoshop - Industry standard, extremely powerful. Clip Paint Studio - One of the best digital art programs out there. PaintTool SAI - Lightweight but extremely powerful. PaintTool SAI 2 is in beta but still very useful. Open Canvas - Has a very unique feature called replay. Pixel Art Each individual pixel should have been worked over by your hand. This means no filters, anti-aliased brushes, gradient fills, blend mode overlays, automated color indexing, Frankenstein pixels, compression artifacts, etc. It usually does not exceed 64 palette colors. Gameplay mock-ups must not exceed 256 palette colors. Pieces approaching these limits are usually scrutinized for purity. Free: Graphics Gale Piskel GIMP Paint.Net Paid Aseprite Promotion NG Pyxel Edit Adobe Photoshop - Use the Pencil Tool PaintTool SAI - Create a Binary Pen.