GIMP is a great free program, which is what I used for the first one. I've been using it for about 5 years and I love it, much easier to figure out than Photoshop (Elements 7.0, used on the second one). I actually ended up teaching my design art class how to use it since my teacher had no clue how to use it. XD He gave the assignments and I went around helping after I finished mine real quick. :p
I do have a dA account, my name is Lead-Mare-Art. I usually update all my forum art posts and boards before I get to updating it though, because it tends to attack all the computers I use with virus' other than the school computers. ;; And thank you.
I'm liking this style more and more as I use it, lol. Posted via Mobile Device