I have been looking for an open source alternative to one of my favorite digital paint programs: Corel Painter. It seems that Artweaver is just that a freeware alternative (unfortunately not Open Source :-/ ). It’s simulates brush strokes, has the same layout as Painter (no need to really learn a new interface), and you can mix colors just like you would with real paint. This is a great tool for traditional fine artists like painters who have been wanting to break into digital art but just weren’t sure how to approach it. You can also choose paper textures and canvas textures.

Right now it’s only for Windows users, hopefully a Mac version will be out soon.

Check out Artweaver’s website here: http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version

Go out there and paint happy little digital trees! Enjoy! šŸ™‚