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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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Interview with Odysseas Stamoglou
Could you tell us something about yourself? My name is Odysseas Stamoglou, I am an artist born in Athens, Greece. I am currently based in Vienna, working as a freelancer illustrator for board games and historical covers and comics. I am also a musician, giving concerts and composing music for film a...
First Krita Book Published in Japan
Today we got mail from Kayoko Matsumoto that the first book about Krita has gone into print! You can get the book from Amazon or Mynavi. Kayoko has promised to send the Krita Foundation a copy, too, and we’re waiting with bated breath for it to arrive. And you can download a sample chapter, to...
Help Making a Krita Master Class Possible!
The Belgium Blender User Group is currently holding a crowdfunding campaign to make it possible to organize four master classes about 3D and Digital art in Brussels. Four internationally renowned artists: David Revoy,  Sarah Laufer, François Gastaldo and François Grassard will teach in-dept...
Krita 2.9.1 Released
The first bugfix release for Krita 2.9 is out! There are now builds for Windows, OSX and CentOS 6 available. While bug fixing is going on unabated, Dmitry has started working on the Photoshop layer style Kickstarter feature, too: drop shadows already work, and the rest of the layer styles are coming...
Interview with Abbigail Ward
Would you like to tell us something about yourself? Hi, my name is Abbigail Ward. I am a published illustrator and fine art student. Do you paint professionally or as a hobby artist? I have been drawing as a hobby since I was little but just started doing professional art work in the past couple [&h...
Monthly Drawing Challenge
(by jmf) The new monthly drawing challenge on the Krita forums now really boots up! The first run in February was mainly a test run. After that a lot of people said they were interested, so I decided to keep going. The idea came when I was browsing the Krita forums in search of a […]...
Interview with Igor Leskov
Would you like to tell us something about yourself? I like cinema and I like to draw motion pictures. I do not like very much to draw static pictures but I can. I studied traditional painting for eight years in the art school and after that I’ve continued to do it myself for 36 years. [&hellip...
Updated Windows Builds
  We prepared new Windows builds today. They contain the following updates: Improved brush presets. The existing presets were not optimized for Windows systems, so Scott Petrovic took a look at all of them and optimized where possible The brush editor now opens in the right place even if the sc...
Krita 2.9.0: the Kickstarter Release
The culmination of over eight months of work, Krita 2.9 is the biggest Krita release until now! It’s so big, we can’t just do the release announcement in only one page, we’ve had to split it up into separate pages! Last year, 2014, was a huge year for Krita. We published Krita on Steam, we [&h...
Interview with Chris Jones
Would you like to tell us something about yourself? I live in Melbourne, Australia, and have worked as an illustrator, concept artist, matte painter and 3D artist on a variety of print, game, film and TV projects. I’m probably best known for my short animated film The Passenger, and my on-goin...
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