Tyson Tan
Open Source Software for Concept Artists, Digital Painters, and Illustrators

What is Krita?

Krita is a FREE sketching and painting program. It was created with the following types of art in mind:

  • concept art
  • texture or matte painting
  • illustrations and comics

There are a lot of great features that can help you make art. See Features

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In the Spotlight

Pick up the January 2015 ImagineFX issue to see what experts have to say about Krita!

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Interview with Neotheta



Krita 3.0 Released
Today the Krita team releases Krita 3.0, the Animation Release. Wrapping up a year of work, this is a really big release: animation support integrated into Krita’s core, Instant Preview for better performance painting and drawing with big brushes on big canvases, ported to the latest version o...
Interview with Neotheta
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m Neotheta, 23-year-old from Finland and draw colourful pictures with animals, furries and alike. Drawing has been my passion since I was little, I was also interested in digital art early on but had a love&hate relationship with that because c...
Krita at KomMissia
Last weekend, ace Krita hacker Dmitry Kazakov attended KomMissia, the annual Russian comics festival. Best quote award goes to the Wacom booth attendants, who install Krita on all their demo machines because “too many people keep asking about it”! Here’s Dmitry’s report: enjo...
Funding Krita’s Development
Funding Krita We’re running this kickstarter to fund Krita’s development. That sounds like a truism, but free software projects actually trying to fund development is still a rarity. When KDE, our mother project, holds a fund raiser it’s to collect budget to make developers meetin...
Krita 3.0 Release Candidate 1 Released
We’re getting closer and closer to releasing Krita 3.0, the first version of Krita that includes animation tools, instant preview and which is based on Qt5! Today’s release candidate offers many fixes and improvements over the previous beta releases. The Animation and Instant Preview fea...
New 3.0 development builds! (With a cool little new feature as well)
Our kickstarter campaign has been running four days now, and we’re only 2000 euros short of being at 50% funded! Of course it’s Kickstarter, so it’s 100% or nothing, so we’ve still got work to do! In the meantime, Dmitry published an article on Geektimes and one of the commen...
Let’s make Text and Vectors Awesome: 2016 Kickstarter
Even while we’re still working on fixing the last bunch of bugs for what promises to become a great 3.0 release, we’re taking the next step! It’s time for the 2016 Krita Kickstarter! Last year, our backers funded a big performance improvement in the form of the Instant Preview feat...
Interview with Toby Willsmer
Could you tell us something about yourself? Sure, I am originally from the UK but now live in New Zealand. At 44 I have been drawing and illustrating for over 20 years but currently only for myself. I have a love of comics and graphic novels which is pretty much the style I have inherited […]...
New Development Builds Ready
There are new development builds ready, with a bunch of bug fixes since the last beta. Please test thoroughly, we’re getting really close to the second beta! These builds have the following fixes: The Settings and Windows menu actions now can have shortcuts assigned to them Loading of images w...
New GDQuest tutorials!
Nathan speaking: 9 new Krita tutorials came out since the last time I made a news post here. And so did my shoulder. Out of its socket. Ouch! But that’s a whole other story. If I’m here today, it’s to bring you 2 pieces of good news: 1. You may have noticed that the videos [&hellip...
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