Hello! wow, thank you so much :) That’s so nice of you! I do indeed use a Wacom Tablet - I have an A3 Intuos 4 which you can get from Amazon at a relatively affordable price now. I use Photoshop CS5 for all my painting work - I’ve tried other tools such as Sai and Corel Painter but Photoshop just has the best workflow for artists and is easy to learn and use once you get the hand of it!
The best tutorials that I used to learn my techniques are from CubeBrush on Youtube:
I highly recommend the colour theory tutorials as well as his anatomy drawing videos and speedpaints.
Hope this helps and good luck! The best advice I have for any aspiring artist is just to PRACTICE. If you practice every day, you will get there ;)