Published 1st December, 2014
I’m a freelance commercial illustrator and artist, living in Kyiv, Ukraine. You know, that odd kind of girl that takes a sketchbook to wherever she goes and sketches whatever she sees.
I’d say, both! I always sketch or paint something for leisure, as well as working on orders or commissions.
I guess it was back in 1999 or so, I just installed my first Photoshop ever. I had no clue what a graphic tablet is, so I grabbed the mouse to create my worst digital painting ever.
I need twice less time to create something with the tablet compared to traditional paint. Moreover, digital art is easier to prepare for printing.
Open source, OMG ❤❤❤ Seriously, I like open source software much because there’s no need to bother my credit card every time the new software (as well as new OS) version is released. Moreover, the open source software developers are actually more interested in how to make it work rather than how to make it sell, so the result is often more human-oriented.
I accidentally dropped by while searching some good software for inking that would work well for Mac OS.
I needed to do some commissions on DeviantArt so I got down to business right after installing Krita.
Krita offers tons of possibilities for drawing/painting with just the default tools. I mean, look at those brush settings – why would you need to spend time on creating your own brushes or make Google dig tons of textures, when you can just adjust 1-3 tools to suit your task perfectly and
paint happily ever after?
I really miss Photoshop’s clipping mask sometimes. I don’t use it too often for painting though, but it would be really handy to have one in Krita as well.
It’s very intuitive, user-friendly and needs no shaman dances to start working with. If you know how to hold any drawing tool in real life, you will be pleased to see that Krita performs the same properties on the screen.
The Ocean Ghost, it’s pretty simple but I like the ambience of it.
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