One of the main reasons I upgraded to 2021, as well as one of the main reasons I use Corel in the first place instead of other software, is the program's unparalleled ability to simulate natural media. I love the brushes that do this and was thrilled to see a few new watercolor and thick paint brushes in 2021, but it seems like most of the time, when new brushes are released, they are mainly special effects for particleshop, like various glitters and whatnot. These are fun, but I'd love to see more of the kinds of brushes that make Corel so special! At the top of my list would probably be realistic marker brushes- I know Corel has marker brushes, but out of all the natural media brushes, they're the only ones that really feel disconnected from reality. I'd love to be able to create digital marker art in the same way I use markers on paper. However, expanding the selection of currently available natural media and creating other new ones would still be awesome.
I'm not a Corel employee, but I am mildly curious as to what aspects of markers you want improved? Color? Bleed? Shapes based off of angles changing the tip shape?
My problem with the marker brushes is the way that the color builds up- other than that, they're not bad. The shapes are quite nice, and just drawing a single line with them makes a realistic marker line. However, that buildup makes them practically unusable, because it's so dramatic and it makes it completely impossible to get a consistent area of color down with them. When using real markers they'll soak into the paper, and although you can get some degree of buildup, there's a limit to how dark they'll go. With the Corel markers they just keep building up until they're very dark, even if you're using a light color. Also, Corel doesn't really simulate the wetness of the ink and the drying, which are big aspects of realism for markers. The issue is big enough that Corel's real watercolor brushes are more similar to the experience of using real markers than Corel's marker brushes are!