Painting

The art of Philipp Urlich
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The art of Philipp Urlich: immersive landscapes and GauGAN in digital painting

The art of Ngan Pham
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Today we are talking to Ngan Pham, a young artist residing in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Ngan extensively uses Krita as a freelance concept artist and illustrator.

The Art of Martin Trokenheim
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Today, we are talking to Martin Trokenheim, an illustrator from Sweden. Martin worked as a professional illustrator, abandoned and then rediscovered drawing, and started rocking with MyPaint and then with Krita.

The Art of Adrian dela Cerna
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Today, we talk to Adrian dela Cerna, an artist from USA who has been using Krita quite a lot for the past few years.

How to view reference images in GIMP
by Alexandre Prokoudine

A fellow darktable contributor asked about the washed-out effect he discovered in one of my pictures. Here is how I do it.

GIMP 2.9.2 released, how about features trivia?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The GIMP team made the first public release in the 2.9.x series. It's completely GEGL-based, has 16/32-bit per channel editing and new tools.

GIMP is 20 Years Old, What’s Next?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

This week, GIMP celebrates its 20th anniversary

Symmetry painting mode lands to unstable GIMP
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Linux gets support for Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch tablets
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The most recent of Wacom drivers for Linux features support for the most affordable series of the company's graphic tablets.

Free meets affordable — Krita gets support for Huion graphic tablets
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Recently, Huion sent one of their H610 graphic tablets to the Krita team to make sure it's supported, but is there more to it than meets the eye?

GIMP gets canvas rotation
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The new feature is mostly useful for digital painting and drawing, as well as for preparing textures in CG

Ethereal concept art by Pablo Lizardo
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Today we are talking to Ngan Pham, a young artist residing in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Ngan extensively uses Krita as a freelance concept artist and illustrator.

Krita 2.6 released, what's coming in the next version?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The KDE project announced release of Calligra Suite 2.6, a set of free office, graphics and productivity applications. The crown jewel of the release is Krita, an image editor with advanced painting features.

MyPaint 1.1.0 released with new blending modes and color tools
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The new version comes with more blending modes, symmetric painting mode, direct frame editing on canvas, blending modes, and new color tools.

GIMP Paint Studio updated for GIMP 2.8
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Ramon Miranda released a brand new version of GIMP Paint Studio, a project that improves painting experience for GIMP users.

GIMP 2.8 released, next version to get high bit depth precision
by Alexandre Prokoudine

After 3.5 years of blood, sweat and tears the GIMP team announced the release of GIMP 2.8. But good things come in pairs.

Interview with Sintel's art director David Revoy
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Now that Sintel open movie is officially out, we publish an interview with Sintel's art director David Revoy.

How to paint angel wings with GIMP
by Alexandre Prokoudine

This tutorial explains using Smudge tool to paint angle-like wings in GIMP. No filters (like Gaussian blur) are required for postprocessing, albeit you can try adjust the result.

MyPaint 0.8.0 released
by Ilya Portnov

Highlights of this version: a lot of new brushes, new harmonic color selector, a Layers dialog, user interface available in multiple languages.

Al.chemy v008 sketching app released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

A new version of an absolutely awesome and yet crazy painting/drawing app called Alchemy is out for the masses.

What's new in GIMP 2.7.0 development release
by Alexandre Prokoudine

GIMP team has just released the first unstable version in this development cycle with lots of exciting new features. Learn more about it.

Interview with Krita developers, 2008
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Here is the first post-LGM2008 interview. This time it were developers of Krita, the KOffice almighty graphics editor, who dared to cross journalism firing line.

MyPaint 0.7.0 switches to OpenRaster for native file format
by Alexandre Prokoudine

new version of MyPaint is out, the major change is using OpenRaster file format for storing your paintings by default.