So I've heard of Krita on and off over the past few years... but I never really gave it a try since I wasn't used to a program that would be similar to SAI (never used SAI only photoshop)
So when I saw an animation done by someone I follow here I said I would give it a try.
I have done a previous test image
However, I wasn't too happy with it and trying to import it to photoshop for coloring was kind of eh. Krita can export as a psd, but don't try to import a psd into Krita... I actually made it crash that way.
One of the problems I had with the program was the keybinding... oh-boy... they have more tools than what I would expect and the keyboard shortcuts were really odd.. even if you set it to mimic Photoshop... Thankfully you -can- change the keyboard bindings and I did get some of the tools to set to what I'm used to.. although tools like transform where the keybinding is Ctrl+T were kind of connected to other tools and I had to go to figure out what the other tool was (both Text and Transform somehow had the same binding).
I'm still working out what tools I will mostly be using and what bindings I need to reset them too... since I can only bind a few keys to my tablet I have to jump between tablet and keyboard.. and mouse because for some strange reason I cannot get the touch ring on my tablet to 100% work with zoom in/out... works just find for brush resizing when I need to do that.
Here is something I decided to try on with Krita... just to give it another go... I kind of feel more comfortable sketching in Krita than I do in Photoshop Elements or FireAlpaca... We'll see when I get to the coloring stage
And yes those are pencil tools. I normally draw on paper and have to use about 3 different pencils for a base drawing. Sometimes I can get away with 2 pencils lol.
I have also looked at animation in Krita.. but only watched a video... It's kind of was I have seen done with Photoshop CS (Elements doesn't have a timeline and FireAlpaca does no animation at all)