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!

Artist Interview

Interview with Danny



Reminder: Submit your work for the 2016 Krita Artbook!
We’re only one month away from the deadline for submissions for the 2016 Krita Artbook! We’ve already received a lot of great submissions, but you should still submit your work if you want...
Interview with Danny
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m 17 years old and live in the United States. I love games, but not as much as I used to. I want to do game design rather than playing. Do you paint...
Experimental OSX Build Available
Over the summer, Google Summer of Code student Julian Thijssen, aka Nimmy, has been working hard on making Krita and Qt5 work properly with OpenGL 3.0 Core Profile. The reason for that is that you can...
Krita 3.0.1: new features and bug fixes
Krita 3.0.1 is the first release after Krita 3.0. With the new release schedule we’re trying to release every six weeks, with a combination of new features and bug fixes. This release already co...
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...
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