Monday, September 28, 2015

Krita | Digital Painting. Creative Freedom

I used to hate anything digital when it came to artsy stuff. When I started art school and teachers would tell me to start playing around with software, I'd tell them I didn't need it. But at some point when we had to start making big prints, animations and such I was forced to work with it.

I still hated it. Until I didn't. Especially Adobe Illustrator was something I started using on a regular basis, and these days I still do! But recently I got a little tired of the 'neatness' illustrator gives you. So I figured I had to start working on my digital painting skills. I had always put it off because I couldn't/didn't want to pay monthly for photoshop (whyyy adobe whyyy?). Then I found out about the free photoshop like program called Krita! Let me tell you, I'm in love.

My first little drawing in Krita :)

Like I said, Krita is a free program with pretty much the same digital painting options you have in Adobe Photoshop. What I also really like is that, like photoshop, you can download new brushes and the like online. I'm so happy that now I finally get to work digitally without the financial burden! So happy in fact, I actually wanted to give them some money for making my life a little easier (which I did right here at their donation page). Anyway, here are some things I've worked on so far:

This last one was so much fun to work on! I sketched the two hands seperately and then figured they went perfectly together. There are so many awesome brushes in Krita to easily create a pretty galaxy.

So if you're looking for a free alternative to photoshop, Krita is where it's at! Have you tried it before?

This post is nothing but my own, honest opinion and was not sponsored by Krita in any way. I'm just really excited about this program and wanted to share it with the rest of the world!

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