Michelle from Ananyah.com was the first to believe I could pull off a blog header – I think it turned out quite well. We had a chat about her likes and passions and selected a list of items that define her blog – I had photos of her lovely dog Bobby, the camera she uses when out and about shooting stuff for her blog as well as insights into her favourite macarons (pistachio!) and from that I built her header.
I use a drawing programme called Artrage and the reason I like it is that it gives a very genuine drawing experience. Although it is able to aid with how sharp a line looks, it is in the end a very pen on paper experience (be it actually stylus on iPad or graphic tablet).
I recommend it to anyone who fancies doodling, I think the iPad app is £3.99 and it gives you pretty much everything you need to get yourself started.