GNOME Could Soon Have An Alternative To Microsoft Paint
GNOME Paint is a new project that's just begun and is being led by GNOME developer Marcin Kolny. His goal for GNOME Paint is to be a simple drawing application -- think like Microsoft Paint.
It won't be for a long time though that it's likely ready to become part of GNOME core apps but is aiming to be a "GNOME-look-like drawing editor" and still needs to go through a UI/UX overhaul.
Those interested in learning more or perhaps getting involved can read the details via this announcement blog post.