Painting of a woman holding a red umbrella looking into a pond. Two enormous koi are in the foreground
ArtRage 6

Unleash your creativity! Paint and draw with tools that work just like the real thing.

ArtRage is a digital artist’s studio with a full range of familiar tools that look and work like the real things. It’s a canvas for thick, expressive oils and delicate watercolors, a sketchpad with a full set of pencils, and a sheet of paper with a stack of wax crayons all in one.

  • Smear and blend thick oils to create natural color gradients.
  • Sketch with pencils and shade with the edge of the tip.
  • Create delicate watercolor strokes that react to canvas texture.
  • Use photos as References while painting.
  • Work with Guides, Grids, and Perspective Layout tools.
  • Features Layers, Blend Modes, and other industry standards.

With a wide range of traditional tools and powerful digital utilities, ArtRage is the perfect creative tool for anyone, kids to adults, amateurs to professionals.

Classical Oil on Canvas Delicate Textured Watercolors Rich, Vibrant Colors Precision Line Work Digital Abstracts

What's New in ArtRage 6

Paint with depth

Paint with Depth in the Custom Brush:
Add volume to your Custom Brush strokes, or use any Custom Brush as an Eraser.

Complementary colours

Complementary Colors:
Let ArtRage help with your color choices by automatically displaying a variety of types of complement.

Record actions

Record Actions:
Automate processes to repeat with a single button press, or write your own action scripts for special effects.

Customise your canvas

Customize your Canvas:
Get more control over the look of your canvas with lighting intensity and angle adjustments.

Gloss and Impasto

Gloss and Impasto:
Try out thicker paint strokes and adjust the level of gloss in the updated Oil Brush tool.

Much more

And much more...
Retina support on macOS, smoothing in the standard Pencil, narrow mode pickers, and more!

Works with Windows 10 or later, and macOS 10.10 or later.

Upgrade to ArtRage 6

Full upgrade

Upgrade from 2, 3, 4, or 5:
Get a 50% discount upgrading from older full versions of ArtRage.

Lite upgrade

Upgrade from Lite:
Get a 30% discount upgrading from ArtRage Lite.

Owners of versions of ArtRage or Lite that came with a Serial Number can upgrade to ArtRage 6.

Just create an account in our Member Area and register your Serial Number there for an upgrade option!

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Main ArtRage Features

Realistic tools

Realistic Painting Tools:
Oils, Watercolour, and Palette Knives let you smear paint, blend colors, and easily create natural textures.

Layers and groups

Layers and Groups:
Organise your painting in to layers and groups which support blend modes and other features.

References and tracing

References & Tracing Images:
Import an image as a Reference while you work, or as a Tracing Image to guide your strokes and color choices.

Customizable workspace

Customizable Workspace:
Work in light or dark mode, with a choice of classic ArtRage layout or a flexible docking layout.

Custom brush

Custom Brush:
Create your own unique tools and special efects using the powerful Custom Brush designer.

Grids Guides and Perspective

Grids, Guides, and Perspective:
Guide your composition with a comprehensive set of grids, guides, and perspective layout tools.

Ease of use

Ease of Use:
Pick a tool and off you go - ArtRage is designed to focus on Art, not navigating a mass of tool settings.

Utility tools

Utility Tools:
Create complex designs with Symmetry, fill areas with patterns or gradients, and more.


Record your process to a script that can be played back later to recreate your painting, live.


ArtRage in Action

Featured Artist Jon Hodgson

Artist Feature – Jon Hodgson: Illustrator Jon Hodgson uses ArtRage for fantasy illustrations and has published a book with ArtRage tutorials.

Featured Artist Yoann Lori

Artist Feature – Yoann Lori: French artist Yoann Lori uses ArtRage for some spectacularly realistic, surreal caricatures.

Featured Artist Hassan Chenary

Artist Feature – Hassan Chenary: Hassan Chenary creates vibrant and epic pieces with ArtRage inspired by science fiction and fantasy.