Some of you may know Xara, the 2d vector package, which has been an awful program since its birth on the good old british Acorn Archimedes computers: Artworks from Computer Concepts (together with their DTP app Impression it's been two so nice apps).
Several years ago it's been rewritten for PCs and named Xara (and the company renamed Xara), then it's been bought and published by Corel and later on bough back by Xara Ldt. Now the wonderfull app''s being named Xara Extrame, or Xara X in short.
Now the interesting part:
Xara Extreme's going to become OpenSource and free to use, and when it's ready there shall be a Linux, Mac, Win version.
OK, I'm not an artist unfortunately, but everybody who used this nice 2d art package has been deeply impressed. Maybe it's for you, too.http://www.xaraxtreme.org
(Some of the nice cliparts are still from the Archimedes, hehe. See http://www.xara.com