I have been loving ArtRage for a while now.
The speed and naturalness of this application is fantastic.
I am using ArtRage as an art design tool.
I have moved almost entirely to digital art as a medium - with applications like ArtRage, Expression3, Studio Artist (I am a Mac user) I can work from idea to final art entirely digitally.
Many thanks to the ArtRage development crew.
The image I am posting is a rough character design comp for a childrens product. The file was made in the full 2.5 version with a layer for pencil/crayon/chalk line and a layer for color using mostly the marker tool and a daub or two of the oil brush