Interesting reading and programs to look into for anyone who likes Free Open Source Software and is looking at the raster painting programs. This is great for anyone running a shoe string budget and looking to jump into digital painting as the only cost is the computer and the tablet... Then you can still get used to using the tablet and absorbing the concepts about layers, layer modes, etc. that will cross over into the high end programs...

http://www.ramonmiranda.com/2012/05/...k-digital.html