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May 16 2019
Krita 4.2.0 Beta Released
We’re still on track to release Krita 4.2.0 this month! Compared to the alpha release, we fixed over thirty issues. This release also has a fresh splash screen by Tyson Tan and restores Python support to the Linux AppImage. The Linux AppImage does not have support for sound, the macOS build do...
May 8 2019
Krita 4.2.0-alpha Released
  We’re on track to release Krita 4.2.0  this month, and today we’re releasing the alpha! That means that we’re still fixing bugs like crazy — just check what we’ve been doing this month: But of course there’s much more. We’ve been working on this rele...
May 7 2019
Our 2019 Google Summer of Code Students
Krita, part of KDE, takes part in the fourteenth edition of Google Summer of Code. Four students will be working on a wide variety of  projects. Here’s the shortlist: Sharaf Zaman will be working on porting Krita to Android. In fact, he already has a port of Krita for Android that already sta...
May 2 2019
Krita Nightly Builds for macOS
Thanks to the hard work of Ivan Yossi and KDE system admin Ben Cooksley, we’ve got nightly builds for macOS now! (We already had nightly builds for Linux and 64 bit Windows). Nightly builds are created once a day from the freshest code in our git repository. They are a great way to track devel...
Apr 29 2019
Interview with Locke
Could you tell us something about yourself? Hello! I go by Zan or Locke and I’m a self-taught tradigital artist with a love for fantasy and science-fiction focused art. I got hooked by fairy tales as a child and I’m still head over heels for narrative illustration. Do you paint professio...
Apr 15 2019
Interview with Missy
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m just someone who likes to create all the things! I actually have a focus in 3D, but constantly utilize my illustrations to help me concept 3D pieces. Oh, and you if you don’t want to call me Insane you can call me Missy. 😉 Do you paint [...
Apr 11 2019
April Development Update
It’s April already… We’re long overdue for a development update, especially since we haven’t had a new release for quite some time. The reason for both those facts is that our maintainer has had some health issues since December that seriously slowed down not just his part of...
Apr 1 2019
Interview with D
Could you tell us something about yourself? I live in Russia, Sochi. Graduated from art school and University with a degree in design. I’ve drawn since early childhood. I remember that it was my favorite pastime. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? I professionally create ...
Mar 18 2019
Interview with Svetlana Rastegina
Could you tell us something about yourself? My name is Svetlana Rastegina. I work in graphic design and 3D modeling. I have been painting since I was twelve. I have a background in watercolour painting. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? I’m a professional graphic artist....
Mar 14 2019
Krita 4.2.0: the First Painting Application to bring HDR Support to Windows
We’re deep in bug fixing mode now, because in May we want to release the next major version of Krita: Krita 4.2.0. While there will be a host of new features, a plethora of bug fixes and performance improvements, one thing is unique: support for painting in HDR mode. Krita is the very first ap...
Mar 4 2019
Creating a Python Plugin for Krita: Guest Article by Zlatko Mašek
About me: My name is Zlatko Mašek and I am a programmer originally from Croatia, but I live in Ireland. As you can find on my blog I am interested in art, cooking and social change; not necessarily in that order. I have a master’s in Information Science and in university I fell in love [&hell...
Mar 4 2019
Interview with Ari Suonpää
Could you tell us something about yourself? My name is Ari Suonpää and I reside in a small town in Finland. The elements of nature are close to our home, which keeps me inspired whenever I go outside. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? Sometimes I do commissions, but this is ...
Feb 28 2019
Google Summer of Code 2019: Call for Coders!
Every summer Google puts on a program that helps university developers get involved with the open source community. This is known as Google Summer of Code (GSoC). Krita has always participated in GSoC through the KDE community, and plans to do it again in 2019! If you, or someone you know, is in uni...
Feb 18 2019
Interview with Noemie Scherer
Could you tell us something about yourself? Hi! I’m a European Krita user. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? I’m kind of in-between. I finished art school not too long ago, and I’m hoping to find a job or commissions so I could keep painting and actually earn...
Feb 4 2019
Interview with Raghavendra Kamath
Could you tell us something about yourself? My name is Raghavendra Kamath (raghukamath on the internet), I am a freelance Illustrator from Mumbai India, I have been painting and creating digital Illustrations for some well-known brands in India since past 10 years. I have also worked in the comic in...
Jan 25 2019
New Test Builds: changes to Flow and Saving/Loading
Krita needs you! We’ve new test builds of what will become Krita 4.2. There are two changes that we really would like everyone to test! DO NOT USE THIS FOR REAL WORK. ONLY FOR TESTING. YOU MIGHT LOSE YOUR WORK! First, following two discussions on the forum, William Brown created his very first...
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 [...