I’ve thrown myself into Blender pretty thoroughly, when I’m not throwing myself into my new job (1 year already? WHAT?!), and have been fairly pleased with my results thus far. I love the fact that Blender is free and has built-in sculpting and texture painting which makes design so much easier. If you’re looking into getting started or just want something budget friendly I cannot recommend Blender enough!
That isn’t to say I haven’t been doing any actual drawing, mostly sketches, but it still happens! I even actually finish a picture every once in a while.