This week i decided to try a new/different software for my illustration. Namely Krita.
Keep in mind, i have not been approached by anyone to write a review.
This is not sponsored content.
Krita is a professional free and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.
- concept art
- texture and matte painters
- illustrations and comics
Sketch progression :
The software :
Krita worked nicely for the most part, i did push it with a rather ridiculous canvas size as i was thinking i would try to crash it.
Because of this there were a few moments with a 3 second lag every now and then. But nothing that managed to stall or break the software. Krita worked well for me throughout the week and was surprisingly stable.
If you are new too or are looking to just try out digital art without spending money on software, i would recommend this application.
It does not eat insane amounts of your computers resources, it is stable and has the tools you need to draw professionally.
I started sketching and ended up completing the line the work as well as add some blood spatter to illustrate a set of wings.
I did however spend a serious amount of time on the line art (as usual), especially on the gun. I did not create a new layer for the “fine” line art this time and instead refined the sketch itself to its finished state.
The reason for this was that i was focusing on the “dynamics” of the illustration to create some more depth in this one compared to my previous work. In short, using perspective to create a more three dimensional foundation.
I am planning on adding some more colour (other than the red of the “wings”) on a later date and spend some more time on the image so i can add it to my portfolio.
I am thinking about adding some skin tone and light colour and shadowing to the rest of the illustration. This while still trying to keep the high contrast of the crimson and white in the illustration.
Until next time i hope you enjoyed this post.
Thank you for reading.