Glyde-to answer your question i use gimp then use the blur option to blend it together(it looks like water colors because I use pastels and apply that to computer painting)
I wanted to show my latest picture but it has not been going well
the person I was trying to paint,looks more like a demented gandolf........sigh......
when I finish it (if I do not give up)I will post it.
I am self taught so somedays I can do well,and other day's stick figures seem beyound me.
By the way you guys are free to use any of my experimenting doodles if you want
(I can even resize them)
showing how I go about using gimp
P.s. happy (late) b'day lady kagero/lane/tessa