I finally got around to “playing” with my Christmas present: Painter. This is what I made with digital oils and gel (click to see a larger image):



Painter is a terrific program that lets you play with paint and other media without the mess. If you have a student interested in art, you can pick up an educational edition from Amazon for $66. You’ll need a tablet to go with it. Wacom makes the best, but you can get a big one from Tursion for a LOT less. I really love painting digitally. It’s much more freeing than committing to paper. There’s always the UNDO button. 😉