At work, I have been testing out a Wacom tablet with Adobe Illustrator. Here is my first attempt at using "artistic" effects such as brushes and pencil tools. I don't find this any easier than actually doing a painting, except that there's no water involved. And you have to look at the computer screen instead of where your hand is. It's a little weird. This is the first time I've tried any kind of "art" on the computer. It could become a little addicting in its own way.