A while back, I wrote a blog post for the FontBundles site about how to create your own font using nothing but free software. I used GIMP for photo editing, Inkscape for tracing things into vector format, and FontForge for the font creation.
(I don't necessarily recommend any of those free programs for regular font creation work; since they're free and open-source, they can tend to be more complicated than necessary with a steeper learning curve than paid programs.)
As I walked through the steps, I ended up creating this font. It doesn't contain any accented characters, and the kerning isn't 100% up to snuff, because it was made for demonstration purposes on a timeline. But if you're looking for something hand-written looking in a kind of marker style, this is a freebie!