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Open Source Software for Concept
Artists, Digital Painters, and Illustrators

What is Krita?

Krita is a FREE digital painting and illustration application.

Krita offers CMYK support, HDR painting, perspective grids, dockers, filters, painting assistants, and many other features you would expect. Check out the gallery to see what other artists have done with Krita

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Jun302015
Interview with Livio Fania
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m Livio Fania. I’m Italian Illustrator living in France. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? I paint professionally. What genre(s) do you work in? I make illustrations for press, posters and children books. My universe is made by...
Jun222015
Penultimate Kickstarter voting results
Two weeks before voting closes we’re at a response rate of 91.38%: 604 of 661 possible votes. If you’re eligible to vote and haven’t done so yet, you have until 10am CEST on July 6 to make the response rate even higher! Note that no-award backers who have pledged 15 euros or more c...
Jun192015
Krita 2.9.5.1 and Bug Week!
It’s been a while since we made a new build of Krita… So, here’s Krita 2.9.5.1! In all the hectics surrounding the Kickstarter campaign, we worked our tails off to add new features, improvements and fixes, and that caused considerable churn in the code. And that, in turn, meant tha...
Jun152015
Interview with Graphos
Could you tell us something about yourself? My name is Przemek Świszcz. I also publish as Graphos. I’m a drawer and a graphic artist. I do comic strips and illustrations and create in 3D as well. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? I draw professionally but it is also my hobb...
Jun112015
Interim tally of Kickstarter votes
Only one week after we sent out our Kickstarter survey, 581 of the 661 15-euro-and-up backers (including the PayPal backers) have sent in their votes. This is a response rate of a whopping 87.90%! Here’s the current tally:   Votes   Stretch goal 1 113 19.45% 10. Animated file formats...
Jun102015
Krita 2.9.5 Released
The Kickstarter was a success, but that didn’t keep us from adding new features and fixing bugs! We made quite a bit of progress including adding pass-through mode to group layers, allowing inherit alpha to be used on all layer types, better PSD support, and adding an on-canvas preview of the ...
Jun52015
Time for some Kiki Fanart!
Kiki fanart is always welcome — so here is Banajune‘s take on Kiki!...
Jun32015
We’ve done it!
We ended with €30,520 on kickstarter and €3108 through paypal — making for a grand total of €33,628, and that means LOD, Animation and nine stretch goal. We’re so happy. It’s really an amazing result. So, thanks and hugs to all our supporters! And we promise to make Krita bet...
Jun22015
Twenty-four hours to go…
Kickstarter months are much longer than ordinary months. At least, so it seems to us! It’s also a really exciting time. But we’re nearing the finish line now. The current score is €2675 donated through paypal and €28,463 pledged on Kickstarter! That’s a total if €31,138. That...
May292015
Interview with David Revoy
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m a 33-year-old French CG artist. I worked for many industries: traditional-painting, illustration, concept-art, teaching. Maybe you’ve already come across some of my artwork while browsing the web, for example my work on open movies (Sintel,...
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