I am new to Threadless, and while not a professional illustrator or art student or anything, I am pretty handy with the old cartooning / t-shirt making, and I'm kind of spilling over with ideas to submit.
I was just wondering, though - what computer-based illustration programmes do people use? Am I gonna have to become well-up on Adobe Illustrator just to sub a design? Or are there simpler, more intuitive design programmes out there?
I would ultimately prefer to do black and white outlines by hand, and then colour in by computer, but scanning tends to make black pen come out brown, and grainy, and difficult to fill in or clean up.
Any tips would be REALLY appreciated.