Published 1st April, 2019
I live in Russia, Sochi. Graduated from art school and University with a degree in design. I’ve drawn since early childhood. I remember that it was my favorite pastime.
I professionally create logos, and covers for music albums to order. Digital painting on my topics I do not for commerce, but for the soul. Rather, I consider it my real calling, the opportunity to tell something to the world. In this respect I was very inspired by the experience of the French artist David Revoy.
I work in different genres, but I am most attracted to sci-fi and fantasy. Mainly in a realistic presentation.
I first tried digital painting at school, 17 years ago. I really liked one of the covers of the game Heroes of Might and Magic III. I was was only for drawing). I did not have a graphics tablet, I drew with the mouse, but tried very hard.
I am equally respectful of traditional and digital painting. Although earlier I underestimated digital painting, considering that traditional is more “real” and alive. Now I’ve changed my mind. They simply cannot be compared. But technically I am more comfortable with digital painting, it opens up more opportunities in manipulations with the finished image, it allows you to fully draw in a variety of conditions and places. And most importantly, it allows you to better convey it to the viewer, with help of the network and open licenses.
By accident! I have not been engaged in digital painting for a long time and a few months ago I decided to return to it. At the same time, I became interested in free software. I started searching the Internet and Krita was one of the first things I found. Decided to try out of curiosity and did not regret it.
I was absolutely ecstatic! Krita brought back my desire to draw in digital painting! First, I bribed the screen saver with a picture of an anime character. Then I started to understand the interface and realized that it was absolutely familiar and understandable to me. Soon I felt that this program was made by artists for artists (I think so).
Interface. It’s very comfortable to navigate the program. I like the basic sets of brushes. Also a great opportunity to edit the picture in color and tone. It is also possible to make animation.
I do not have more extended features of transformation of the elements of the layers. This is not always necessary, so it’s a small problem.
Simplicity combined with great features. And versatility.
This is my first work in Krita, “City of Illusions”. Simply because it is the first. Also because I had an idea and a sketch for this work for a long time, but I couldn’t find the tools and programs to implement them. I think it turned out well in Krita.
I tried many different techniques and brushes, because in this work I mastered the possibilities of the program. Most often I used Chalks, Pencils, Dry Bristles, Dry Brushes and Adjust Color.
I plan to open a studio, where I will teach people to work in digital painting with Krita, as well as jointly create art projects with my students and like-minded people, to help promote this program.