Been meaning to post a journal about this for awhile...
For any of you interested in free art programs, you might want to check out Fire Alpaca. firealpaca.com/en fire-alpaca.deviantart.com/
It's not great (and it can't do all the stuff that either the GIMP or PhotoShop can), but I find it makes some pretty nice line art with a Wacom tablet. And it's always good to find a new FREE program. ^_~
Some people have complained about the ads it has to show whenever it loads up, but I haven't found them hugely annoying and they seem to be of reputable sources...for now. (And hopefully it'll stay that way in the future.) So go check it out!
This is how/where I found out about it—Vickorano does a nice side-by-side comparison. coffeeandcockatiels.tumblr.com…
Annnd for those who haven't heard yet...yeah, I jumped on the tumblr bandwagon. mecha-nations.tumblr.com/
I'm not very active there, and I'm still pretty n00b-ish, but hey, might as well join the "cool" crowd.