I'm currently implementing some unfinished widgets and starting to paint some icons. I've decided on 4 icons for the command bar: main menu, inventory, journal, and map. They're all easy to design except the menu menu icon; what kind of analogy can you possibly draw for a main menu that would work as an icon? Sierra represented the main menu icon as a ticked slider in its mouse-driven adventure games, but I want something with a more fitting ambience.
I installed Ubuntu and GIMP on my laptop and, with my tablet, its proving to be a comfortable environment for 2D art. Pen sensitivity works well and the LCD screen is much crisper than my old desktop CRTs.