Digital Painting. Creative Freedom. (2024)

Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.


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Krita Monthly Update – Edition 14Thursday, 4 April 2024Welcome to the latest development and community news curated for you by the Krita-promo team.Development report Official Recap of February’s Online Development …What We're Up To In 2024Thursday, 14 March 2024It's 2024 already, and even already March. Like last year, we had a video call with all sponsored developers, artists and volunteers to discuss what we achieved …Krita Monthly Update – Edition 13Saturday, 9 March 2024Welcome to all krita artists, this monthly zine is curated for you by the Krita-promo team.Development report Changes to KDE Binary Factory - Krita Next and …New website launchedThursday, 15 February 2024After a lot of work, we moved our website to a new Hugo based platform! A lot of time and energy went into making this new version.

Tools You Need To Grow as an Artist

All the features you need

Great for new and experienced artists. Here are some of the features that Krita offers:

  • Multiple brush types for different art styles
  • Layers, drawing assistants, stabilizers
  • Animation tools to transform your artwork

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Resources and Materials

Expand Krita’s capabilities with online tools and assets:

  • Brushes, patterns, and vector libraries
  • Texture packs and page templates
  • Plugins that add new functionality

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A supportive community

An online community for Krita artists to share artwork and tips with each other.

  • Share your artwork and get feedback to improve
  • Ask questions about using Krita or seeing if there is a bug
  • Give feedback to developers when new features and plugins are being created

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Free and Open Source

Krita is a public project licensed as GNU GPL, owned by its contributors. That's why Krita is Free and Open Source software, forever.

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Artist Interviews

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Interview with J2J-Art

Monday, 25 April 2022

My name is Jessica, but my art name is J2J-Art. I am a self-taught artist, I was born in 2004 in South Africa and I have only been creating art for 4 years now. …

Interview with J2J-Art

Interview with Simon Rollins

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

My full name is Simon Sterling Rollins. Most people call me Simon. I was born in July 2005 in the state of Georgia. I'm autistic. I'm still in high school, but …

Interview with Simon Rollins

Interview with Ali Bahabadi

Monday, 6 September 2021

My full name is Mohammad-Ali Bahabadi, but I sign with my shortened version of my name, Ali Bahabadi. I was born in 1983 in Iran. I got a master's degree in art …

Interview with Ali Bahabadi

Interview with Tansy Branscombe

Monday, 2 November 2020

I'm currently in my 4th year of a PhD in Archaeological Science at the University of Oxford, specialising in the reconstruction of ancient environmental …

Interview with Tansy Branscombe

Interview with Albert Weand

Monday, 15 June 2020

I’m an illustrator from Panama. I use Krita to create digital art, but I also work with traditional tools.Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or …

Interview with Albert Weand

Interview with Clément Mona

Monday, 25 May 2020

Hello, I am a 36-year-old freelance illustrator and concept artist based in Brittany, France. I have worked in the industry since 2007 and am now a freelancer. …

Interview with Clément Mona

Interview with Jefferson Nascimento

Monday, 11 May 2020

I'm Jeff, a brazilian animator and character designer (sometimes illustrator). I have a bachelor's degree in biology and cinema, the latter one being completed …

Interview with Jefferson Nascimento

Interview with Joshua Grier

Monday, 27 April 2020

I’m Josh, and I love design. There’s nothing better than taking people’s stories, thoughts, feelings, wants and needs and responding to them in practical ways. …

Interview with Joshua Grier

Interview with Philipp Urlich

Monday, 6 April 2020

I'm from Switzerland and have studied art and graphic design in 90'.Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? It's a hobby but I'm happy to be …

Interview with Philipp Urlich

Interview with Anilia

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

I’m Anilia, a freelance illustrator. I’m cooperating with many authors from all around the world. The key part of my job is to transform authors' visions into …

Interview with Anilia

Krita Sprint 2019 - Deventer, Netherlands

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Krita is made by people from all around the world – many of which are volunteers. If you find Krita valuable and you want to see it improve, consider becoming part of the development fund.

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