Published 16th April, 2018
Hi! I’m Faqih Muhammad and my personal brand name is runend. I’m 22 years old and live in Medan in Indonesia. I love film animation, concept art, game making, 3d art, and everything illustration.
It can be said that I’m a hobbyist now, but I keep learning, practicing, experimenting to find new forms and new styles of self-expression, all to improve my skills and to be a professional artist in the near future!
So far I’ve made scenery background with character as a base to learn something. Starting from the basic we can make something more interesting, but still it was quite difficult for me.
Hhmmm, there are many artists who give me inspiration. Mainly I follow Jeremy Fenske, Atey Ghailan and Ruan Jia. I won’t forget to mention masters like Rizal Abdillah, Agung Oka and Yogei, as well as my friends and mentors.
It was in 2014 using photoshop, which I used to create photo-manipulations with. In 2015 I finally bought my wacom intuos manga tablet and could finally begin learning about digital painting.
Digital painting has many features that make it easy to create art. Of course there’s no need to buy art supplies: with a computer, pen and tablet you can make art.
Lately I’ve been learning traditional painting using poster color, and that makes me feel both happy and challenged.
I used Google to search for “free digital painting software” and I found Krita :D.
I was like “WOW”, grateful to find software as good as this.
I have tried some of the features, especially the brush engine, UI/UX, layering, animation tools, I love all of them! And of course it’s free and open source.
Probably the filter layer and filter mask performance. Those run very slowly, I think it would be better if they ran more smoothly and more realtime.
Free open source software that runs cross-platform, no need to spend more. If you get a job or a paid project with Krita, there is a donate button to make Krita better still.
I love all my work, sometimes some paintings look inconsistent, then I will make it better.
Before starting I think about what I want to create like situation and color mood. If that’s difficult from only imagination I usually use some reference.
I first make a sketch, basic color, shading, texture, refine the painting, and check the value using fill black layer blending mode in color.
In Krita 4.0 beta there are many new brush presets, I think that’s enough to make awesome art.
Krita is an amazing program, I’d like to thank the Krita team. I wish Krita a good future, I hope Krita can be better known to the people of Indonesia, for instance on campus, schools, the creative industry etcetera.