Sure. Blender is to Maya and Max as Gimp is to Photoshop. Be careful what you choose to learn though; trying to shift gears to a different software package after getting over that initial learning curve is like learning to draw with your off-hand. I for example, LOATHE Maya, which has cost me more than one contract
I have never heard of the Huion Kamvas before, but it costs as much as I have paid for the cintiq (it's second hand) and it looks great.Ah, I was wondering how you were getting those razor sharp lines! We used Illustrator for the layouts on 6teen. It was a nightmare
I have Cintiq envy. I've been looking at the Huion Kamvas's and wondering if they're any good...
I downloaded Scribus and started messing with it. There is a not-bad tutorial in the wiki that helps with some basic functions. It seems cool, and I will definitely try to put together my next PDF with it. It seems like one of those programs that doesn't do anything you don't tell it to. Which can be great, but often a curse for newbies.