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The Krita Mascot by TysonTan The Krita Mascot by TysonTan
Project: Krita, free and open-source digital painting software krita.org/
Character: Kiki the Cyber Squirrel
, the mascot of Krita
Description:
This is the early design of Kiki, before she was properly named and gaining her pink color. This version was used in the introduction booklet of Krita 2.6.

Artist's comments:
(2017-07-31) When I first used Krita 2.4 back in 2012, I thought its UX design was very smart, but the software itself was slow, unstable and lack of feature. I tolerated those problems, mostly because of Richard M. Stallman's teaching. 5 years later, Krita is now a powerful tool. Without it, some of my works could not have been finished as high quality as they were. Krita has covered a lot way, so has its mascot Kiki and me. I really appreciate its developers for building, and its community for supporting such amazing free software tool for artists.

(2013-02-17) Clean up, reworked outline, a few modification on the clothes, description update.

(2013-01-02) The mascot character I designed for Krita the free and open source digital painting application. This character is a squirrel android, the choice of her species was inspired by Krita's community discussion. I haven't named her yet, but feel like to name her "Krystine".

Around May 2012 I left Microsoft Windows and other proprietary software altogether and went GNU/Linux. Since then Krita has been my main primary drawing program. It has an innovative user interactive design and a powerful natural brush system. If you are a GNU/Linux user, Krita should be available from your software center. There is also an experimental build for Windows users. Check out Krita's website krita.org/ to find out how to get it.

:icondeevad: David has made many tutorials and resources for Krita, available on his website www.davidrevoy.com/ . If you are new to Krita, make sure to visit his place for some useful tips and brushes!
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:iconsteelblue8:
SteelBlue8 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, so you did the logo. Great mascot for a great program!
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:iconsulfer-kokegitsune:
sulfer-kokegitsune Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cute and beautiful!!Love 
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:iconinfinityfractals:
infinityfractals Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017
nice
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:iconlameonblazeit:
LameonBlazeIt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Holy shit you know how to use Krita...It was too complex for me to use so i moved onto FireAlpaca.
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:iconchichi-e13:
ChiChi-E13 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
i'm a beginner, so it can be overwhelming, but over time you can get used to the interface of Krita. The similarities to Photoshop and the pros are MUCH worth it!
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:iconchilegamer2015:
ChileGamer2015 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this <3
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:iconchilegamer2015:
ChileGamer2015 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is cute
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:iconmontireddragon:
MontiRedDragon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute
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:iconminxuu:
minxuu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is AMAZING! Your art is literally the best I've EVER seen, seriously, I love it all!~ <3
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:icontheseaumie:
theseaumie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
darling you wouldn't happen t know what kind of file to save your krita art work as so you can submit it on deviant art would you? ^^'
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
File >> Export as .jpg or .png
Don't save your working file that way though. The default .kra keeps layer and is way faster.
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Cheapcheans Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
Hello there,
I hope you can answer my simliar question too.

I have the 3.0 version and no matter as what I export or save it, it still keeps only viewable with Krita or ends up as a long code.

The only way to make it "useable" is to make a screanshot and cut it out, but that's not the way.

I hope you can help me, and sorry for my little english vocabulary.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
A file name looks like this: "abcdef.xxx" , it has 2 parts. The ".xxx" part is called extension, it describes what the file format is. You have to rename it accordingly to save as a specific format. To save as PNG, you must name the file as: "abcdef.png".
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:iconcheapcheans:
Cheapcheans Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
Thank you very much, maybe you could tell how to cut too.

I searched the whole program and found some phases wich had to do with cutting, but no one did anything,

And the the phrase "cut sharp" isn't openable
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You must SELECT something to CUT.
The Selection tools are located at the 5th row from bottom of the Tool Box.
After a selection is established, use Ctrl+C to copy, Ctrl+X to cut and Ctrl+V to paste.
The pasted content will be on a new layer.
You can use Transform Tool or Move tool from the middle of the tool box to move and manipulate them.
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:iconcheapcheans:
Cheapcheans Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
Thank you very very much,
But I have one last question, I somehow deleted the section on the right side where you could see all brushes, the colours and the layers.

I tried it with : Settings- docking- layers... but I only got the colour back.

The brushes are not so the problem, I can change them on other menues, but I woud like to have something again where I could see and change the layers.

At the moment I couldn't find any possibility to see them again.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Settings >> Dockers >> Brush Preset
If it's checked, look at the right column of your Krita window more carefully. They might be there, just hidden behind other dockers because they are tabbed.
You can also use the rightmost button in the toolbar to reload Krita's default layout.
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:icontheseaumie:
theseaumie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :)
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:icondeadknocker:
Deadknocker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Does anyone know how to unlock layers in krita? i cant get it to unlock the European BD templet
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I can unlock mine, though?
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:icondeadknocker:
Deadknocker Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yah, i tried uninstalling and reinstalling it, but no good. ill figure it out one way or another
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
If you installed Krita 2.8 before, it could be the settings file messed up with the newer one. Uninstalling alone is not going to resolve that. Search your harddrive for "kritarc" and delete might help.
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:icondeadknocker:
Deadknocker Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ill give it a try
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KissyGooGoo321 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Please help! Do somebody know where can I find Krita in version less than 2.6?

Because I installed Krita 2.8 and it's laggy and I need older version.. :( (Sad) 
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Or you actually needed 2.9 (whichis beta2 now): krita.org/item/krita-2-9-beta-…

To me, Krita gets faster every release. It runs pretty well on modern entry level PCs. I think what makes Krita slow on your PC was caused by the implementation of OpenGL support since 2.7.
In Menu > Settings > Configure Krita you can switch OpenGL ON/OFF and adjust the filter, by tuning those features down you may trade speed for quality.

I would like to know about your PC's spec to further investigate this problem and report it to the dev team for future improvement. Please share the following information about your PC:
* CPU model and frequency
* Memory size and speed
* Graphics card
You can use CPUinfo and GPUinfo (search them in Google) to obtain those information.

Also something about your software:
* Operation system
* Is the Operation system 32bit or 64bit
* Is Krita 32bit or 64bit
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:iconmangahostess:
mangahostess Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so kawaiii i like
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmanga-samurai:
Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it like firealpaca
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know Firealpaca, so I'm not in the position to compare them.
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:iconmanga-samurai:
Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I was just asking because I would like to give this program I try,  has it got a good pen pressure and a powerful blending tool?
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Krita has great pressure support under GNU/Linux, but probably not yet under Windows. I suppose Krita 2.8 beta  is doing a better job. I don't really use blending tool often, but consider Krita is a digital painting tool that emphasize real life tool imitation, I guess it has the relevant function. You can find those tools as brushes.
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:iconmanga-samurai:
Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using Krita right now but I'm having trouble, maybe because its on windows
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, one of my reasons to give up Windows was I want to use Krita and it didn't work well under Windows. Krita 2.8 has a lot of improvement on Windows, but it seems there is much to do.
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:iconmanga-samurai:
Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay If I were to ever get Linux, I would first look at Krita^^ Interesting tools for a free program
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:iconzarfentaku:
zarfentaku Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I wonder if your doing another one of these mascots for the Soochi Olympics
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Probably.
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:iconzarfentaku:
zarfentaku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yay more art XD
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:iconanthro-animals-rule:
Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
So her real canon name is Kiki or Krystine?
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Her real canon name is now Kiki! :D
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:iconanthro-animals-rule:
Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Your animal androids are so cute! I can imagine the hilarity and adorableness that would ensue if she [Krystine] met a non-robotic squirrel that looked similar to her!  Love 
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Yinsho Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Turns out, Krita isn't actually in the Calligra suite, like that download site says.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
As for the Windows version, it is independently BUILT. But the development of Calligra and Krita is not separated. You may want to have a look here: projects.kde.org/projects/call…
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:iconyinsho:
Yinsho Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am downloading Kirita because of you. o3o
Actually, I'm downloading the whole Calligra suite. :I
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:iconblazinbro:
BlazinBro Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh :iconiloveitmoreplz:
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconglitchsamo21:
GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Soo pwettie!
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:iconnamida713:
Namida713 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Love your artwork <3
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:iconrosiesenpai:
RosieSenpai Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
IT so cute. X3
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:iconrenmiou:
Renmiou Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I LOVE it.

I usually don't like mascots (statistically, I don't have anything against the idea itself) but this one is just so cute in a non-shallow way. The shapes are just so pleasing to the eye!

Ah, it would be nice to have a boxed version of Krita with it. :)
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:icontrickysugarqb:
TrickySugarQb Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Lovely, imaginative, creative, it's 100% awesome!
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