OK I just wanted to "Y U NO" as well and make emoticon and also I LIEK YELLING. Thank you again, but seriously I don't really know. I suspect years of being inactive did not help. I'M LAZY!! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
aren't we all lazy/ see! i was too lazy just then to press shift for a question mark! yet not so lazy to type that sentence lol. but srsly i will show you to all my friends, then their friends, and so on
Yep, digital in Photoshop, with a brush called "Stumpy Pencil" [link]
Stumpy Pencil does a marvellous job of mimicking pencil-like textures, even when I blow the brush sizes up WELL beyond their presets. The brush does such a good job of feeling like real pencil, I even tried to use proper pencil shading techniques (this turned out not quite so good… but altering the brush's opacity helped achieve the effect needed).
My only criticism of the brush set is that it could have some more variants besides size, to mimic the hardness/softness range from say 8B to 4H? But maybe I can work out a way to mimic that (and a way to mimic smudging stuff with fingers).