Published 31st December, 2018
My name is Phoenix and I’m a traditional and digital artist.
I am working my way to becoming a professional concept artist, but for now, it is a hobby.
I tend to work in multiple genres mixed together. Sometimes it’s botanical and sci-fi, and other times it’s all my ideas thrown onto paper then into the computer.
An artist that really inspires me is Alphonse Mucha. I really love his take on women and plants. He was great at keeping a constant warm colour scheme in his works.
About three years ago, I met someone who was also into art. Their art was beautiful and they pushed me to do better. I slowly got better over time with them as an inspiration. Early 2018, I traded some cheap alcohol based markers for their old Wacom tablet. I have been doing digital and traditional ever since.
I don’t choose between digital and traditional because I use traditional sketches to make my digital pieces. Digital is cleaner than traditional, which is more appealing to the human eye.
I found out about Krita because I wanted a free software that would do what I wanted. Also, there is a dark theme, so it is easier on my eyes at night.
My first impression of Krita was excitement because I just kept messing with all the cool brushes and tools.
What I love about Krita is that it doesn’t take up that much RAM compared to other softwares I have used. It makes it really easy to record speedpaints for YouTube.
Brush processing is a pain at times, but that can be blamed on my lower spec PC. There’s a few bugs, but that happens with every software out there and no one can avoid it.
What sets Krita apart is that its brushes and other tools are a lot cleaner to use compared to other software I have used.
My most recent work that I made. I titled it Watch and Burn. The reason I love it so much is because I finally was able to keep a very consistent colour scheme.
I used a traditional sketch that was in blue pencil, then edited it in a photo software to make it crisp looking. I put it in Krita and used the multiply blending mode, so you could see the sketch. The last thing I did was colour with a basic ink brush and blended with the blender blur tool.
Please continue developing Krita because this is the most friendly art software I have ever used in a long time. Also, art can be hard, but people should continue even if they are in a rut.