I have always drawn with pencils and paper. I like drawing things that are just plain creepy. But I want them on my computer, but I don't want to just scan them on, so I've decided to draw them on the computer.
But I can't get Photoshop, and I really don't want to give Adobe a single cent. So what are my alternatives?
I use Paint.NET for when I do graphics for websites, and it's ok, but I find it very tedious to work with and wouldn't enjoy using it for what I want to use it for.
Are there any others that you would suggest? Please keep in mind that I'm only after free apps, or atleast fully-functioning trials (except Photoshop).
Also, another requirement is that the app has a lot of cool painting styles, like Highlighting and drawing shadows or "toning" for like, when you wanna add tone to body parts.
I hope this is the right place to be asking here.
Looking forward to your suggestions!