I did not buy Corel Painter 2015. I will not buy Corel Painter 2016 (the release was August 10). Painter is VERY high prize paint app...you have to pay more than 8 x the prize as for ArtRage. Is Painter worth it? No. Last version I bought was X3 (13) and I will stop there I guess. Painter is getting more and more complex, introducing more and more brushes every release ( is it 1000 brushes now?) and this time some new Particle Brushes just like Flame Painter...each new brush set costin $29.99...and a new Photoshop Painter plug-in...

I was a long time a Painter fan, but the direction the developer it is taking with "...the impressive sensory selection of realistic Natural-Media® that perfectly emulates real life art materials..." is really not true any more. ArtRage has long time passed Painter in this respect. Just to mention one digital painting technique: the Watercolour tool in ArtRage is waaay better than in Painter, which is IMO just a laugh...and sooo ugly. Painter is not perfectly emulating real life art materials, not Watercolour, any way...

so, I am waiting for the new ArtRage version. Anyone? Any information on that? ArtRage 5..?

I love ArtRage...