In this chapter, our goal was to accurately transfer information from a stock photograph to a canvas. There are many ways to approach transferring an image, all of which are equally valid. Artistic intent, knowledge of skillsets (or lack thereof), setting goals, and the willingness to use tools to aid in the pursuit of your goal is a balance each artist must find for themselves. Whether you use elements of tracing, gridding, pure transferring-by-eye, or a mix of all of these methods, Krita can comfortably handle the task at hand. The tools are there; you just need to utilize them in the way that suits your vision the best!
We looked at the Reference Image Tool and the Grid and Guides docker, activated the Subwindows mode for multiple windows, and broke down some helpful hints and tricks for finding a proper stock image to study.
In Chapter 10, Enforcing Fundamentals, we will be taking this study to the finish line, and primarily discuss some helpful tips on painting using...