Seems a bit like Painter. Obviously helps to have the Cintiq tablet ;-)"
I downloaded the trial, plugged in my dusty Wacom tablet and took it for a spin.
Very light file size - only 7.2 MB. Runs fast and smooth.
Not really an Illustrator alternative at all as the ability to create and manipulate vector objects is very limited.
This looks to be a very fun and powerful drawing tool, like you say, much like Painter.
It reminds me a bit of Live Picture, which I got a pre-release demo of from Kai Krause in the mid 1990's. The multiple layers and infinite zoom/canvas size make for some fun possibilities I haven't seen since then.
$149 seems a little expensive considering Pixelmator is $14. But at least you're getting a perpetual license! :p.
Cool app, worth paying attention to as it develops.
Live Picture! Still have the T-Shirt. Bride of Frankenstein image on the back. Mine is unfortunately in tatters. One of my favorites.
Yes, it does remind me of the original Live Picture concept. Attended the seminar Kai conducted on it at Macworld that year. Infinite resolution through proxies as I recall.
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This one seems to compare favorably to Mischief, and at 50 bucks it's a good deal. I've been using it for sometime, and it strikes me as a cross between Painter and Photoshop, leaning more to the Painter side (natural media). The toolset is great, it's cross platform, and it imports and exports PSD files: