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Jan 22 2019
Join GDQuest’s Kickstarter: “Create your Own Games with Godot, the Free Game Engine”
Nathan Lovato, the author of the Brushes for Illustrators and Concept Artists Krita brush preset pack and many Krita tutorials is running a kickstarter to create a new course on creating games with free software. He’s also sponsoring a developer to work on Krita Here’s what Nathan says: ...
Jan 21 2019
Interview with Edgar Tadeo
Could you tell us something about yourself? My name is Edgar Tadeo, or Ed for short. I’m a freelance comic book artist for Marvel, and pursuing animator … if I’m lucky. I’m residing in the islands of Philippines, there’s nothing to do but draw. Do you paint professional...
Dec 31 2018
Statistics Are Fun!
It’s the last day of the year, and statistics are fun! So, let’s see what we did this year, in fairly meaningless numbers! Code We made ten releases, as mentioned before. Over the past twelve months, 47 people committed a total of 2,842 commits to the master branch of Krita. That’s...
Dec 31 2018
Interview with Phoenix
Could you tell us something about yourself? My name is Phoenix and I’m a traditional and digital artist. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? I am working my way to becoming a professional concept artist, but for now, it is a hobby. What genre(s) do you work in? I tend to [...
Dec 24 2018
Krita in 2018 and 2019
At the end of the year, we looked back on 2017 and looked forward to 2018, it’s getting time to repeat the exercise! On the whole, 2018 was a better year for Krita than 2017. We hit some major milestones! We released Krita 4.0, which included Python scripting, the new, but sadly underpowered t...
Dec 17 2018
Interview with Alejandro Montes Bascuñan
Could you tell us something about yourself? My name is Alejandro Montes Bascuñan, I’m 25 years old, and I’m a digital artist from Chile. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? I’m just a hobby artist at the moment like I’ve been since I started years ago, altho...
Dec 13 2018
Krita 4.1.7 Released
Today we’re releasing Krita 4.1.7, another bug fix release in the Krita 4.1 series. The most important fix is a weird one: it might help your wifi connection. The problem is that we started building a widget that would show you the news feed from krita.org. The widget isn’t active, and d...
Nov 27 2018
Donation Analytics
Donations through Mollie This is a history of the donations that we get through the Mollie payment platform. This includes all the donations done through our donate area as well as the thank you page after downloading. Paypal was used previous to this, so the data only goes back until September 2018...
Nov 27 2018
ask.krita.org — the Krita Question and Answers Site!
With the help of the awesome KDE sysadmin team, Scott Petrovic has created https://ask.krita.org — the Krita Question and Answers site. In the past couple of years, Krita has become more and more popular. With over a million downloads a year, there are now so many users that it’s become ...
Nov 22 2018
Krita Updated on Steam
We have finally figured out how to update Krita on Steam to the latest version. We’re really sorry for the long delays, but we plan to keep Krita up to date from now. That means that Krita Gemini has been replaced by the regular desktop Krita: no matter where you get Krita, Steam, the Windows ...
Nov 14 2018
Shop update! Digital Atelier and a new USB-Card
We promised Digital Atelier would be available in the Krita Shop after the succesful finish of the Fundraiser. A bit later than expected, we’ve updated the shop with the Digital Atelier brush preset bundle and tutorial download: There are fifty great brush presents, more than thirty brush tips...
Nov 12 2018
Second Edition of “Dessin et peinture numérique avec Krita” published!
Last month French publisher D-Booker released the 2nd edition of Timothée Giet’s book “Dessin et peinture numérique avec Krita”. The first edition was written for Krita 2.9.11, almost three years ago. A lot of things have changed since then! So Timothée has completely updated this new e...
Nov 12 2018
Interview with HoldXtoRevive
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m Brigette, but I go mainly go by my online handle of HoldXtoRevive. I’m from the UK and mostly known as a fanartist. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? I have had a few commissions but outside that I would call myself a hobbyis...
Oct 29 2018
Interview with Autumn Lansing
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m a comics artist and web developer from Oklahoma City. I’ve been creating comics and artwork for most of my life, though I didn’t seriously start making comics until several years ago. I’ve also worked variously as a writer, edit...
Oct 16 2018
Krita at the University of La Plata
Sebastian Labi ha sido invitado para presentar Krita en el Laboratorio de herramientas de software libre de la Universidad de La Plata. Hablará sobre ilustración digital y usará Krita para dar una demostración de cómo usar Krita para el campo de la Ilustración Digital. El SLAD- FBA (Software l...
Oct 15 2018
Interview with Sira Argia
Could you tell us something about yourself? Hi, my name is Sira Argia. I am a digital artist who uses FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) for work. I come from Indonesia, Sanggau Regency, West Kalimantan. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? I don’t think that I am prof...
Oct 15 2018
And so the Fundraiser Ends
Yesterday was the last day of the developers sprint^Wmarathon, and the last day of the fundraiser. We’re all good and knackered here, but the fundraiser ended at a very respectable 26,426 euros! That’s really awesome, thanks everybody! We’ve already updated the about box for Krita ...
Oct 14 2018
The Last Day of the Krita Sprint and the Last Day of the Krita Fundraiser
We fully intended to make a post every day to keep everyone posted on what’s happening here in sunny Deventer, the Netherlands. And that failed because we were just too busy! I’m triaging bugs even as I’m working on this post, too! We are on track to have fixed about a hundred bugs...
Oct 11 2018
Krita 4.1.5 Released
Coming hot on the heels of Krita 4.1.3, which had an unfortunate accident to the TIFF plugin, we’re releasing Krita 4.1.5 today! There’s a lot more than just that fix, though, since we’re currently celebrating the last week of the Krita Fundraiser by having a very productive develo...
Oct 8 2018
Krita October Sprint Day 1
On Saturday, the first people started to arrive for this autumn’s Krita development sprint. It’s also the last week of the fundraiser: we’re almost at 5 months of bug fixing funded! All in all, 8 people are here: Boudewijn, the maintainer, Dmitry, whose work is being sponsored by t...