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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!

Artist Interview

Interview with Omiya Tou



New builds to test; Krita sprint to end soon
The artists, developers, website maintainers and documentation writers who were in Deventer for the Krita sprint  since Thursday are now slowly returning home. Some will stay for a bit longer, others...
Interview with Omiya Tou
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m a self-taught Sunday digital painter from Tokyo, Japan. I publish my artworks under my alias Omiya Tou. Sometimes I’m also a FLOSS tester or...
Pepper & Carrot comic goes animated!
Freelance artist Nikolai Mamashev has launched an initiative to create an animated version of the open source webcomic “Pepper & Carrot” by David Revoy. Many Krita users are already fa...
2016 Krita Sprint: Day 1
The 2016 Krita sprint has finally begun in the beautiful city of Deventer, Netherlands this weekend. Artists, developers, testers, designers, and documentation writers are gathering from around the w...
Krita 3.0.1 Beta Builds
We’ve made a new set of development builds in the road to Krita 3.0.1. Here are the most important bug fixes: Saving and exporting is much more robust (but make sure your temp folder has space) ...
Krita 3.0.1 Alpha Builds
Last week the merge window closed and Krita entered a four week stabilization phase. Several very interesting branches were merged, with features ranging from a new head-up-display for quickly changin...
Interview with Shane Semler
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m a comic writer, painter, illustrator, and musician. I also dabble in video and animation. I’m an American, I’m married, and we live in...
Krita brushes for game artists
Nathan Lovato tells us about new brushes he has on offer: “Krita brushes for game artists” is a set of brushes and video tutorials designed by a game artist, for game artists and illustrat...
Interview with Liz de Souza
Could you tell us something about yourself? Hi! I’m 32 years old, Brazilian, I’m a full-time wife and mother, and also an illustrator. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or bo...
Krita 3.0.1 Development Builds
Because of unforeseen circumstances, we had to rejig our release schedule, there was no release last week. Still, we wanted to bring you a foretaste of some of the goodies that are going to be in the ...
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