Come February my life changed, when I bought a Wacom Volito in a local discount supermarked.
After a few weeks using the enclosed trial software 'PhotoImpact' I was searching for information on (overpriced) Painter but ended up with ArtRage Free.
I was skeptical, but I thought I would give it a try. You know the feeling; What a revelation. A refreshing and eye-opening experience. Have never tried such an innovative and completely different approach to application design. Fell in love immediately and bought Full a few days later. What a joy!
I'm not much of a painter, but I have a creative drive nagging me from time to time. Previously I have been doodling with fractals (UF), but I gave it up due to the chaotic and math-oriented interface. I have strong feelings for colour (theory) and symmetry.
Just thought I would introduce myself before posting a zillion newbie questions.