Been playing with it all weekend, great tool. I would say that the direction here seems different from Manga Studio - this tool is more akin to Painter or Artrage, with a focus on really great natural painting tools. There’s a bit of fancy stuff thrown in though, like the particle brushes and “after” brushes which change shape after the stroke. Also, the “Sketch” tool is my favorite sketching tool I’ve ever used, out of the 7 or 8 programs I own. I think if you’re doing the “comic” workflow where you ink then color behind that Manga Studio might still be the best option, but if you are looking for a more “painterly” feel, I think this tool is worth a go. Honestly for $19 it’s worth it just to have the various brushes that MS lacks.
On another note, anybody else having issues with lag when using pressure sensitivity on brushes with direction? If I open it up and draw with the mouse it’s really fast, no lag, but as soon as I touch my pen to my tablet things slow way down for directional brushes.
Anyone else seeing the same issue?