Thanks. This was my first attempt to apply the ideas and lessons from Art Academy to fandom in a meaningful way, and even though it pales in comparison to my current work, I am really happy with how it turned out! It's kinda interesting to look at in context of my later deviation, The Wrong Thing, which is based on the same idea. I mean, for me. I guess it must be interesting to you, too, if you commented.
Art Academy only has "pencil" and "paints" but you can alter the "paint" by mixing it with "water." I usually paint with the water turned all the way up. The result does look a great deal like chalk, I guess.
I'm sure I could probably do better things with a computer based program if I had a computer robust enough to run it and a tablet... but I don't have a computer robust enough to run a graphics program, or a tablet. I got Art Academy for free using Club Nintendo coins.
Oh ok I see, I don't think my program lets me do that. Yeah, I thought it was oil pastels when I saw it. Is your computer really old or something? I'm pretty sure you can use Paint with a tablet. I never have, so I don't know for sure. I just got my tablet a month or two ago, and my new computer a few months before that. Then I drew by hand (still do if I have an idea and no tablet XD...but then I take a picture of it and finish it digitally so I don't know if that counts) So how does Art Academy work, is it a program for the Nintendo DS?
Paint isn't quite robust enough for what I want to do, and I don't have very much RAM, so freeware editors like the GIMP are out.
I'm running a Windows XP computer, and yeah, it is really slow.
Art Academy: First Semester is a DSi/3DS downloadable game worth about 7 bucks. It has a few lessons to show you how to do stuff, and a free paint mode. The free paint mode is where I do all this stuff. There's a second semester with more lessons, and a newer 3DS game with more options and lessons. I have neither of those.
Wish I could help you out there, but I use ArtRage to sketch and trace my lineart and then Gimp to colour it, and ArtRage came with my tablet. It's a very interesting solution you came up with though, kudos to you.