There are some things (tools,options)i would like to see in Artrage but i can understand that adding huge amounts of options may overdo what it is you are trying to achieve with the program, which i assume is the simplicity of it?
but there again, if you hope to convert or at least pull some people away from the other art software out there then i think some extra stuff is needed.
theres a program available on the net that is now free as the company stopped to make it. it also has 'real' media style effects. now, im not gonna give the name of it as i think people should use artrage instead even though their program is quite Deep in options. Basically what im babbling on about is that i think you should have a look at some of the stuff that software can do, and see if any of its options would benifit artrage users.
anyway, it would be great if a future version of artrage had maybe some the following:
thicker pencil lines
(maybe around the same size as 13% of the brush)
wet paintbrush option
(just holds water so i could paint on the canvas then paint on top of it)
paintcils (water colour pencils, you can get a nice pencil into water colour effect)
masking tape! (a tool that stops you being able to paint out side the area of colour so you dont mess up the white bits of your paper)
lasso (er, pretty much what i meant by the above but was trying had not to say it as its such a standard tool, i wondered if it was maybe left out on purpose?)
oriental brush (for chinese,japanese caligraphy and drawing)
extra drawer (where i can hide the glitter pen!...sorry but fun that it can be, i think it is the one item that just gives artrage that kids software look,i would rather you exchange it for another tool and maybe put another window/drawer for 'art craft' 'tools....glitter, glue,stampers etc)
just popped into my head last minute,
a graph (useful for doing portrait and landscape style pics, maybe it could be added as a layer?)
hope these suggestions arent too cheeky, and sorry for not liking the glitter pen (although if i could get the glitter to be more rounded...just for stars)