Project: Krita, free and open-source digital painting software krita.org/
Character: Kiki the Cyber Squirrel, the mascot of Krita
2014-07-25: Source file has been made available. Please feel free to translate this tutorial into your native language!
2014-07-23: Shortcut chapter update, Typography improvement.
As requested, I'm sharing my Krita experience here as a
comprehensive, 24 pages tutorial. This tutorial shows how I created a
new picture of Kiki (the mascot) for Krita 2.9 startup splash, covering
many Krita related know-how such as:
- Brushes of choice
- Ruler assisted drawing
- My 2 drawing strategies
- and more!
I hope this tutorial helps. Good luck and happy drawing with Krita!
High resolution versions:
- Krita 2.9 splash full
- Krita 2.9 splash cropped
- Krita 2.9 splash cut out
- Multuply example Kiki
- Multuply example Kiki (source)
So, all the fellow artists who don't want to spend hundreds on good graphic software but need something more than Microsoft Paint, dig through this tutorial and check out the links! And show love and support! Donations are welcome by the team ^^
Do not check "Embed sRGB/ICC Profile" box.
If it was "many art program" having trouble downloading on your PC, you should instead:
1. Check if your antivirus software is legit.
2. Check if there is a middle man between your PC and your ISP who is monitoring, or worse, manipulating the datastream of your internet connection.
I just downloaded Krita and I love it!
Especcially this sketiching tool is so much fun! >///<
It's only this one thing that's not working, yet I use the multiply tool for everything so it's one thing and everything at the same time. Gosh Krita. Of all tools you decide to not let work
If you are using properly installed system, then:
To install missing Krita runtime components on, open terminal:
sudo apt-get install kdelibs5-dev kdelibs5-plugins kde-runtime oxygen-icon-theme konqueror
This works for most Debian/Ubuntu derivatives. Linux Mint is one of them.
If you are using Ubuntu, you can install the newest Krita from PPA:
It might also work for Linux Mint. But there could be problem. Use Ubuntu is the way to go.
I wouldn't suggest you use Linux Mint and Krita on a external drive, though. Linux has a swap partition and Krita does autosave every 5 minutes. Disk I/O over USB is too slow for those tasks. When Krita autosaves you will experience huge slowdown. You may turn off its autosave from Menu>>Settings>>General>>Miscellaneous
I really appreciate you taking the time to help me~♡ Krita is such a beautifully powerful program^^
where should I find it?
My system is on drive D:
My drive C: have about 500MB free space, my drive D: have 260MB..
I want to install it on C:
I picked installation place on C:
While installing it says that I can't install because drive D: has too small memory..
What can I do? I can't free more space, because my PC is a bit old..
I mean My C: size is 29.3GB and D: is 8GB... And whatever I do to free space on D: isn't working, only thing I'm able do is to remove Windows Installer Baseline Cache, but I don't want to mess my PC...
You can use a portable HDD to store your documents, pictures and videos, free space on your internal drive.