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

What is Krita

Krita is a FREE sketching and painting program. It was created with the following types of art in mind:

  • concept art
  • texture or matte painting
  • illustrations and comics

There are a lot of great features that can help you make art. See Features

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In the Spotlight

Pick up the January 2015 ImagineFX issue to see what experts have to say about Krita!



Krita 3.0.1 Beta Builds
We’ve made a new set of development builds in the road to Krita 3.0.1. Here are the most important bug fixes: Saving and exporting is much more robust (but make sure your temp folder has space) ...
Krita 3.0.1 Alpha Builds
Last week the merge window closed and Krita entered a four week stabilization phase. Several very interesting branches were merged, with features ranging from a new head-up-display for quickly changin...
Interview with Shane Semler
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m a comic writer, painter, illustrator, and musician. I also dabble in video and animation. I’m an American, I’m married, and we live in...
Krita brushes for game artists
Nathan Lovato tells us about new brushes he has on offer: “Krita brushes for game artists” is a set of brushes and video tutorials designed by a game artist, for game artists and illustrat...
Interview with Liz de Souza
Could you tell us something about yourself? Hi! I’m 32 years old, Brazilian, I’m a full-time wife and mother, and also an illustrator. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or bo...
Krita 3.0.1 Development Builds
Because of unforeseen circumstances, we had to rejig our release schedule, there was no release last week. Still, we wanted to bring you a foretaste of some of the goodies that are going to be in the ...
No 3.0.1 Release This Week
The Krita release process still depends completely on one person making the Windows, Linux and OSX builds — me, Boudewijn. And I’ve been out of action for a week and a half now, so I could...
Interview with Matteo Pescarin
Could you tell us something about yourself? My name is Matteo Pescarin, born in Italy and now living in London, UK. I’ve also been known with the nickname of Peach, as I was known amongst my fri...
Post-Kickstarter News
The campaign season is over, and we’re slowly recovering and getting back into a productive groove of coding, coding, coding and more. Kickstarter has transferred €34,594.37 to our bank accoun...
Call for submissions for the 2016 Art of Krita Book
The Krita Foundation is going to publish a glossy, shiny book of art created with Krita! This book will be sent out to the seventy Kickstarter backers who selected the artbook as their reward, and it ...
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