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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

Navigating perspective

In this portion of the chapter, we are very quickly going to take a look at the perspective tools that Krita provides. We will be doing a much, much deeper dive into these tools, and perspective in general, in Chapter 11, Working with Concept Art (where we make some cinematic concept art!).

For the time being, we are going to create a one-point perspective grid to assist us in making more detailed placements of our ice. Follow these next steps:

  1. On your Toolbox, click on the Assistant Tool. The icon for this tool is circled here:

Figure 6.16 – The Assistant Tool (located next to the Measure Tool) in the Toolbox

  1. While your Assistant Tool is active, open your Tool Options docker if it's not already open.
  2. In the Add drop-down menu of Tool Options, select Perspective, as illustrated in the following screenshot:

Figure 6.17 – The Perspective option is selected under the Add...