UGH, I did this entire drawing with The GIMP. I've never used it in my life and I am a regular Photoshop user and for those two reasons - plus the fact that GIMP is totally counter intuitive in so many ways - it just SUCKED. I took a few liberties and left out a few details, but there is method to my madness. My goal was to create another resource for new gun artists. Waaaay too much PMG crap makes it to this site. And that's fine, but it's not art and I hate hearing people get butt hurt when they're treated like it's not art. It's training wheels at the very least and half the time the work generated with it isn't even creative. It's an excuse and dA doesn't really give a shit what gets uploaded so we end up wading through a lot of it. PMG can be a resource and lots of people are using it to learn. And I'm good with that. So I wanted to offer the next step for those guys (maybe some day I'll create a tutorial showing how PMG can be a resource). The GIMP is totally free and very powerful. Probably more powerful than anything else available second to Photoshop, and includes virtually all the features of Photoshop. So someone requested this gun and I decided to use it as a chance to dig into GIMP and build a tutorial. SO, you will now begin to see a series of GIMP tutorials step bye step, start to finish, line art, to web and everything in between. Everything you need to draw a gun and every step needed to get there the way I did it.