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Draw and Paint Better with Krita

By : Wesley Gardner
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Draw and Paint Better with Krita

By: Wesley Gardner

Overview of this book

Krita is a free, open-source digital painting program with industry-leading functionality and a creative suite of tools able to bring any visual idea to life. It allows for a fast, clean approach to creating digital art, without the hassle of pay-to-play or subscription license fees, but just like all other art software, it takes time and effort to learn it. This book provides a comprehensive look into functional tools, visual problem-solving, and leading painting techniques using Krita to unleash your inner artist. You’ll learn the functionality and tools of Krita for creating digital and print-quality work as well as explore manipulation toolsets, custom brush creation, overviews of color spaces, and layer management. As you progress, you’ll get to grips with ‘key styles’ needed to make professional-grade digital art, through techniques such as photobashing, 3D paint-overs, and more traditional painting methods, along with covering how Krita handles these workflows. Next, you’ll work through a few step-by-step art pieces using the skills and tools learned throughout the book. By the end of this Krita book, you’ll have a solid understanding of the Krita work environment and be able to bring your artistic visions to life with a myriad of leading industry-standard techniques.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Intro to Krita and Digital Art Terminology Review
Part 2: Methods of Visual Communication within Krita
Part 3: Projects Unleashing Your Inner Artist with Krita

Chapter 13: Going beyond These Pages

We've made it! Congratulations if you've been following along step by step, project by project! If you're using this book as a general reference, I hope that each time you picked it up, you found what you were looking for! For this final chapter, I wanted to bring this experience to a close with some general tips for artistic improvement, give some shout-outs to other Packt Publishing books that may enhance your abilities in digital drawing and painting, and give a few platitudes for you to remember on your lifelong artistic journey.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Finding your niche – what Krita can do for you
  • Working on your weaknesses – exercises for artistic growth
  • Reading recommendations – where should you go from here?
  • Remembering the single most important rule of art

Throughout this chapter, instead of tutorial images, I'll be sharing some images from...