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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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Apr282016
Development Builds Ready To Test
So… Yesterday, Dmitry tried to fix an ancient bug that made it inconvenient to work with dockers, popups and the canvas: sometimes the focus would go haywire, and if you’d try to enter a value in a docker, or zoom while the cursor wasn’t over your image, things would go wrong. Well...
Apr272016
Krita 3.0 BETA builds out!
We have spent the last 20 days making over 80 fixes in Krita since the last Alpha build. We have decided it is time to enter the Beta phase! Furthermore, we’ve also spent time on improving our Windows builds.  This should fix all the scary G’Mic crashes on Windows. Notable Fixes G&...
Apr262016
Three Slots Awarded to Krita for Google Summer of Code
Every year Google puts on a program called Google Summer of Code (GSoC). Students from all over the world try to obtain an internship where they can be paid to work on an open source application. This year we are lucky enough to have had three students accepted into the program! (Who gets accepted d...
Apr252016
Interview with Tomáš Marek
Could you tell us something about yourself? Hi, my name is Tomáš Marek. I’m 22 years old, self-taught digital/traditional artist and student, and I currently live in the Czech Republic. Unlike most of the other artists I started drawing pretty late, about 4 years ago, mainly because I never ...
Apr192016
New Krita 3.0 Alpha/Development Windows Builds
Until now, we have made all Windows releases of Krita with Microsoft’s Visual C++ compiler. Krita 2.9 was built with the 2012 version, 3.0 with the 2015 version of Visual C++. Both compilers have problems building the G’Mic library, and, recently, the latest version of the Vc library. G&...
Apr132016
Horde of Cuteness fundraiser
Guest post by Justin Nichol. More game art with Krita! Support the project here on Indiegogo! My name is Justin and I have been making illustrations and game art with open source software for some time, and release my work under open licenses for others to use. I use Linux and Blender, and I initial...
Apr112016
Interview with Esfenodon
Could you tell us something about yourself? My name is Iván R. Arós, alias “Esfenodon”. I have been working in computer graphics for the last 13 years, but I think I’ve loved art from the first day I can remember something. I studied Arts at Vigo University, and I have always bee...
Apr92016
Krita 3.0: First Alpha Release
On the road to Krita 3.0, we’re releasing today the first alpha version. This has all the features that will be in 3.0, and contains the translations, but is still unstable. We’re fixing bugs all the time, but there’s still plenty to fix! That said, we think we nailed the worst pro...
Apr42016
April 2016 drawing challenge
The topic of the new drawing challenge is Mythical Creatures. Here it is on the forum. Post your entries in on or before April 23, 12.00am UTC, so we can vote in the last week. Happy drawing!...
Mar282016
Interview with Eris Luna
Could you tell us something about yourself? Well I’ve been drawing for most of my life and I’ve always wanted to make art for games, so I pursued a degree at Collins College and I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Game Design. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or bot...
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