Oh! Before I forget! I got my Wacom tablet a couple of days ago *pumps fist* but I haven't had a whole lot of time to play around with it. However, I did get some sketches done in Corel Painter last night. They're nothing major (more like the average page of my doodle-sketchbook), but at least they're something.
...and now, after looking for said sketches I cannot find them. *headdesk* I'll have to remember to save them in the right place next time.