I just bought myself my birthday present: Painter IX.

Joe is going to be giving me the money for it, but I had to buy it to get the educational discount. It was $99 as opposed to $429. It just came out October 18 (heard about it through my Wacom newsletter). I used Painter 8 some and wanted to buy the full, legal version this summer but never got around to it with being fired and all. I really love Painter and hope it will inspire me to work on digital art more. I always want to but never seem to get around to it…too many hobbies.

I’ll be getting it in 3-6 business days. I can’t wait.