I took a break from all this techno-gadgetry for a bit to play games and paint toy soldiers (Gamesworkshop). I've spend about 40 hours this week practicing, and am starting to get used to the strokes I need to get the hang of. It's all good fun, though! Still not using vectors, and just doing everything free hand, which is something I really enjoy.
I *will* get the hang of this thing.