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Apr 24 2018
3 Students Accepted for Google Summer of Code 2018
Since 2006, we have had the opportunity for Google to sponsor students to help out with Krita. For 2018 we have 3 talented students working over the summer. Over the next few months they will be getting more familiar with the Krita code base and working on their projects. They will be blogging about...
Apr 16 2018
Interview with Runend
Could you tell us something about yourself? 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. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, ...
Apr 11 2018
Krita 4.0.1 Released
Today the Krita team releases Krita 4.0.1, a bug fix release of Krita 4.0.0. We fixed more than fifty bugs since the Krita 4.0.0 release! See below for the full list of fixed isses. Translations work again with the appimage and the macOS build. Please note that: The reference image docker has been r...
Apr 2 2018
Interview with Christopher
Could you tell us something about yourself? Sure, my name is Christopher, and I’m an illustrator and visual designer who lives in California. I am presently exploring writing my own graphic novel, definitely a challenge. Talking about writing for sequential art is a whole interview on its own....
Mar 22 2018
Krita 4.0.0 Released!
Today we’re releasing Krita 4.0! A major release with major new features and improvements: improved vector tools, SVG support, a new text tool, Python scripting and much, much, much more! The new splash screen for Krita 4.0, created by Tyson Tan, shows Kiki among the plum blossoms. We had want...
Mar 19 2018
Interview with Jennifer
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m almost 35 years old, from a city called Passo Fundo, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. I like cats, cartoons and rock and roll. 1994 was the year when I started to have some interest in drawing. I looked for learning how to draw just for [&hell...
Mar 5 2018
Interview with Johan Brits
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m from South Africa. I’ve been drawing my whole life, mostly with graphite pencil but when I discovered digital drawing I was hooked. I started out just using a standard desktop mouse and GIMP and got kind of good at it. Since then I have improve a l...
Mar 2 2018
Multi Toolkit Programming: Interoperatibility of different GUI toolkits for the X Window System
  (Archived from http://www.linux-kongress.org/1998/abstracts.html) Multi Toolkit Programming: Interoperatibility of different GUI toolkits for the X Window System Freitag, 5.6. 12:15-13:00 Matthias Ettrich ettrich@kde.orgThanks to the KDE Desktop Environment Project there is finally some movem...
Mar 1 2018
Krita Releases Overview
A Krita Timeline This is a timeline of what Krita’s history. Starting out as a patch to Gimp, continued as KImageShop, never released as Krayon, ending up as Krita, Krita’s history goes back to 1998. Unreleases 1998 03-06-1998: Internationaler Linux-Kongreß. Matthias Ettrich presents hi...
Feb 19 2018
Interview with Christine Garner
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m 35 years old from Shropshire in Britain. I like comfy socks and tea. I did Archaeology in University and I love history, mythology, folklore and nature. I’ve always been drawing from an early age. I graduated in 2003 with an archaeology deg...
Feb 17 2018
Look, new presets! Another Krita 4 development build!
We’ve been focusing like crazy on the Krita 4 release. We managed to close some 150 bugs in the past month, and Krita 4 is getting stable enough for many people to use day in, day out. There’s still more to be done, of course! So we’ll continue fixing issues and applying polish for...
Feb 5 2018
Interview with Owly Owlet
  Could you tell us something about yourself? Hello. I’m Maria, more often I use my nickname: Owly Owlet. I have a youtube channel, where I make video tutorials (in Russian) about how to use art software, mostly Krita. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? Art is my hobby, ...
Jan 30 2018
Another Morevna fundraiser!
Nikolai Mamashev, of Pepper & Carrot animation fame, and his team are working on a new episode of the Morevna open-source animation series. As in the previous project, they’re using Krita for creating and processing the artwork and Blender and other open-source tools for animation. Everything ...
Jan 22 2018
Interview with Baukje Jagersma
Could you tell us something about yourself? Hey! My name Is Baukje Jagersma, I’m 22 years old and live in the Netherlands. I studied game design and recently started doing freelance, to try and make a living out of something I enjoy doing! Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? B...
Jan 12 2018
New Stable Release: Krita 3.3.3
Today we’re releasing Krita 3.3.3. This will probably be the last stable release in the Krita 3 series. This release contains several bug fixes and one very important change for Windows users: The Direct3d/Angle renderer is now the default for Intel users. Recent updates to the Intel display d...
Jan 11 2018
Krita 4.0 Beta 1
We’ve officially gone into String Freeze mode now! That’s developer speak for “No New Features, Honest”. Everything that’s going into Krita 4.0 now is in, and the only thing left to do is fixing bugs and refining stuff. Given how much has changed between Krita 3 and Kri...
Jan 8 2018
Interview with Emily K. Mell
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m a 30-year-old housewife and mother living in New Mexico in the United States. I’ve always had an interest in becoming a storyteller, and visual art is the most appealing way for me to do it. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, o...
Dec 29 2017
Looking back, looking forward
First and foremost, 2017 ends well. We will end this year putting Krita 4.0 in string freeze, which means a release early next year! In 2017, we’ve released several versions of Krita 3.x. We’ve gained a lot of new contributors with great contributions to Krita. We’ve got money in t...
Dec 28 2017
First Krita painting course in Colombia
Krita is not widely known in Latin America. In Colombia, we found that people are interested in knowing more about how to use it. This year, in April 2017, the program of the Latin American Free Software Install Fest included a workshop by David Bravo about Krita. The workshop was fully booked and i...
Dec 25 2017
Interview with Rositsa Zaharieva
Could you tell us something about yourself? My name is Rositsa (also known as Roz) and I’m somewhat of a late blooming artist. When I was a kid I was constantly drawing and even wanted to become an artist. Later on I chose a slightly different path for my education and career and as a […]...