Published 9th March, 2020
I am Patricia aka TrishLaWitch, I am a French woman who has never studied art. I had medico-social education … nothing to do with art but I always liked to draw, it is a way to travel in my imaginary world.
I practice digital art as a hobby artist, but since digital art has become my daily life, I think to do something with. I take my time, step by step.
How to define my genre … hmm, well I like to make fantasy, sometimes dark art, I like sci-fi but today I work more with fractals, surreal, abstract. In fact what I mostly like is create some fractals, work on and transform them, I sometimes mix them with painting, I have great fun doing that.
The first time was in 2015. I was curious to try, first steps towards what would become a passion. I remember making some cards, printing and mailing them to a dear friend so far away.
Digital art is so much more practical and more economical. No need for pencils, paintbrushes, paint, paper or canvas, everything is there, in little space. No need to install, store, clean. Only my computer and my drawing tablet, I turn on or off when I want! Great! And if I make a mistake during my work, I erase it instantly! As I can very well make a final choice very quickly on several color tests, shapes among the multitude of layers, filters, etc … Imagine doing the same thing in traditional art!! No, impossible! But I really have admiration for traditional painters too. They are 2 different ways to make art!
One day, the free software I used asked for money for some functions, due to the success of many downloads. It was a great disappointment. I had to find other free software on the Net. I found GIMP and Krita and after trying them, my choice was definitely Krita.
Very intuitive. I immediately felt comfortable with it. I was impressed by the multitude of possibilities. And all for free! I was very impatient and excited to discover everything step by step (like a child).
I like everything, whether for brushes, tools (settings, possible options) or filters, color adjustment, how you can also organize your work space, even the space for animation is there. And of course the useful G’MIC filters. Everything is there for my work.
I don’t see anything that annoys me, I’m very satisfied.
I don’t use other tools except Krita, but sometimes I play with Mandelbulb3D and Incendia Next in which you obviously can not paint, very different. Whatever I do, I always need Krita for everything!
There is more than one but I choose a simple painting “Call of the moon” because it was one of my first with Krita, very different from what I’m doing today but I remember having so much pleasure doing it.
I used airbrush soft, blender smear, blender knife edge, texture crackles, stamp water, texture smoke, experimental webs, it was nice to discover the tools step by step.
I would like to thank the whole Krita team. You do fabulous work, making true our dreams of creativity.