Been a while.
For Illustration Friday's subject, "Blur." Made me think of being haunted by demons, but pretty much everything has since watching Paranormal Activities. I swear that damn movie didn't creep me out at all until I got into bed and turned out the lights. I felt like I was waiting to either fall asleep or get dragged off the bed by one foot.
That demon was a dick.
Anyways, openCanvas apparently doesn't work on Windows Vista, so I decided to give PaintTool SAI a go (which I found suggested here when searching for an alternative). Did the initial sketch + color on SAI and did the background in Photoshop with some shiny new brushes I downloaded.
So far, SAI seems to have a lot of the features I loved about openCanvas: it's not bulky (it opens fast and doesn't lag the brush when I draw) and it's focused on painting/drawing so it works well with my Wacom tablet.
On the other hand, as it is originally a Japanese program, so some of the tools are hard to figure out and ALL of the brush settings are labeled strangely so I have to experiment more to figure out what they do. And I miss having event files :(
I think I might try some of the other ones like ArtRage, MyPaint, Pixia, and GIMP to compare...