The Krita Mascot
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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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Comments (148)
ragingmaplesyrup's avatar
ragingmaplesyrup|Student Traditional Artist
Mmmmm 👌
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SteelBlue8's avatar
SteelBlue8|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, so you did the logo. Great mascot for a great program!
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sulfer-kokegitsune's avatar
sulfer-kokegitsune|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cute and beautiful!!Love 
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LameonBlazeIt|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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ChiChi-E13's avatar
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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ChileGamer2015's avatar
ChileGamer2015|Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this <3
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ChileGamer2015|Hobbyist Digital Artist
is cute
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MontiRedDragon|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute
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minxuu's avatar
minxuu|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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theseaumie's avatar
theseaumie|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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TysonTan's avatar
TysonTan|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's avatar
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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TysonTan|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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theseaumie's avatar
theseaumie|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :)
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Deadknocker's avatar
Deadknocker|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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TysonTan's avatar
TysonTan|Professional Digital Artist
I can unlock mine, though?
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Deadknocker's avatar
Deadknocker|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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TysonTan's avatar
TysonTan|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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KissyGooGoo321's avatar
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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TysonTan's avatar
TysonTan|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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mangahostess's avatar
mangahostess|Student General Artist
This is so kawaiii i like
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TysonTan's avatar
TysonTan|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Manga-Samurai's avatar
Manga-Samurai|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it like firealpaca
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