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May 25 2020
Interview with Clément Mona
Could you tell us something about yourself? Hello, I am a 36-year-old freelance illustrator and concept artist based in Brittany, France. I have worked in the industry since 2007 and am now a freelancer. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? I paint professionally but it is import...
May 23 2020
First Krita Beta for Android and ChromeOS in Play Store
Thanks to the hard work of Sharaf Zaman, Krita is now available in the Google Play Store for Android tablets and Chromebooks (not for Android phones). This beta, based on Krita 4.2.9, is the full desktop version of Krita, so it doesn’t have a special touch user interface. But it’s there,...
May 11 2020
Interview with Jefferson Nascimento
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m Jeff, a brazilian animator and character designer (sometimes illustrator). I have a bachelor’s degree in biology and cinema, the latter one being completed in 2019, specialized in animation. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, o...
May 5 2020
Presenting Our Google Summer of Code Students!
It’s that time of the year again! Google has published the names of the students who will be allowed to work on open source of free software, and who will receive a stipend from Google. And like last year, this year we are mentoring four students! Sharaf Zaman is a veteran from last year, when...
May 4 2020
First Beta of Krita 4.3.0 Released
Krita 4.3.0 will be the next full feature release of Krita. We’ve worked for a year on this new version of Krita, focusing especially on stability and performance. Many tool, like freehand painting and selections are faster than ever. And there is a bunch of fun new features, as well, many con...
Apr 27 2020
Interview with Joshua Grier
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m Josh, and I love design. There’s nothing better than taking people’s stories, thoughts, feelings, wants and needs and responding to them in practical ways. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? As my full time job I’m a Conce...
Apr 6 2020
Interview with Philipp Urlich
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m from Switzerland and have studied art and graphic design in 90′. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? It’s a hobby but I’m happy to be able to do some commissions for an RPG book lately, and I got several pro...
Apr 3 2020
April Development Update
With near infinite difficulty we managed to release Krita 4.2.9 in the last week of March… So now it’s time to look ahead! All Krita developers work from home anyway, whether they do sponsored work or are volunteers, but it’s quite hard to keep focus these days. Several of us are i...
Mar 26 2020
Krita 4.2.9 Released
Today we’re finally releasing Krita 4.2.9! It’s been one of the most complicated releases we’ve ever attempted. When we updated the version of Python that’s embedded in Krita, scripting broke on Windows. When Apple updated its notarization protocol, building broke on macOS. A...
Mar 24 2020
Interview with Anilia
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m Anilia, a freelance illustrator. I’m cooperating with many authors from all around the world. The key part of my job is to transform authors’ visions into shapes, forms, emotions and characters on drawings. Thanks to that global cooperation, ...
Mar 9 2020
Interview with TrishLaWitch
Could you tell us something about yourself? 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. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby [&h...
Mar 9 2020
Krita 4.2.9 beta released!
Much later than we wanted to, we’ve finally gotten the beta ready for Krita 4.2.9! One of the reasons it took so long is that an update to Python 3.8 broke scripting on Windows. When we finally had figured out that the reason wasn’t just that Python no longer looks for libraries in all t...
Jan 28 2020
Interview with Spihon
Could you tell us something about yourself? Hi, I’m Spihon, I’m a born Desert Rat of the United States who loves to read, dabble in a bit of writing and play tabletop games from D&D to Palladium campaigns. And a heavy user of nom de plumes. I’m still nervous about putting my real name on [...
Jan 14 2020
Krita in 2019 and 2020
2019 Let’s have some statistics first! Statistics are fun! (And notoriously unreliable) We started 2019 with about 450 open bugs — and that’s how we ended 2019. That said, we had 1236 new bug reports and closed 1272. Still, our 2018 fund raiser was all about getting rid of bugs, an...
Jan 13 2020
Interview with Never Dot
Could you tell us something about yourself? My real world name is Andy Statia, but I go by Never Dot in the digital space. I live and grew up in Canada, for which I’m very grateful. Being in a temperate zone country, I get to experience the wild fluctuations between the seasons, which I’...
Dec 30 2019
Interview with Eka Icydust
Could you tell us something about yourself? I have a HUGE problem in picking favorites, copy others’ styles when I’m lazy (hehe):-D, ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO DRAW, play Minecraft, BlockstarPlanet, extra extra, horrible at controller, all my friends have a TV or TVs and I dont :(, hate Roblox b...
Dec 18 2019
Krita Receives Epic MegaGrant
Epic, the makers of the Unreal game engine, have supported Krita with a $25,000 MegaGrant! Epic has supported other free software projects, such as Blender and Lutris before, and now supports Krita. The purpose of this grant is to fund improvements to our development process so Krita’s develop...
Dec 9 2019
Interview with teteotolis
Could you tell us something about yourself? Hello! My name is teteotolis. I am a graduate of Athens School of Fine Arts (Greece) and I am a professional illustrator/comic artist/visual artist. I live in Greece, I eat gyro with suvlaki and I say Opa! sometimes. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby...
Dec 5 2019
Gamechuck sponsors Krita
Gamechuck, a new studio  based in Zagreb, has just released the first trailer for their upcoming role-playing adventure game Trip the Ark Fantastic. Trip the Ark Fantastic is planned for release in 2022 on PC/Mac/Linux and consoles, and Gamechuck has created the game entirely with free software. Wh...
Nov 27 2019
Krita 4.2.8 Released
The Krita team is pleased to announce another bug fix release of Krita 4.2: Krita 4.2.8.  Part of Krita’s core team is now working on rewriting the way Krita loads and saves resources like brushes or gradients. This is a big task that takes up a lot of time, so there are fewer bug fixes [&hel...