I’m a performance engineer for HDS. i work digitally all the time (krita + wacom cintiq + linux mint). I took art in 8th grade, that was all my art education before joining. I can attest to what Matt says. I can guarantee you that what you learn here will absolutely apply to digital.
I didn’t try color before joining – it was all pencil in mypaint (mypaint actually has excellent pencil brushes and infinite canvas – which is awesome).
My most complete online portfolio is at dA (been there the longest) if you care to see what my journey looked like. https://kynlo.deviantart.com/