After finishing both pages in ArtRage, I've got a few pros and cons about the program. First, it's super easy to just pick up and use. The tools are all pretty intuitive and self-explanatory, especially the fact that it's gesture based. I can interact with my computer screen the way I use my smart phone. Secondly, I love the way the program mimics natural media. I used the felt tipped pen for most of the base coloring. It was fun smearing marker and blending layers of markers! I also liked that there were a lot of functional features, such as selection tools and blending modes.
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Now on to the cons. There aren't a lot, really. Importing patterns and textures is a little more cumbersome than in Photoshop but totally possible. I had some problems with palm rejection but I'm not sure if it was the program or my computer so I really don't want to blame the program.
ArtRage 4 DOES have a type tool, as the awesome folks over there were kind enough to tell me!
The biggest gripe I have is my own fault. I used the metallic paint option and forgot to turn it off. I ended up losing about an hour of work and having to do it over, partly because I didn't notice it was still metallic. And the reason I didn't notice is because it really only showed up as metallic when I exported the file. ArtRage doesn't render metallic media well and that might - again - be the version I'm using.
Overall, I recommend ArtRage as a natural media program. It's inexpensive and it's fun (and no, no one paid me to say that! I just personally love the program).
I'll probably play around with it more. If you also test it out, let me know - I'd love to see it!