I finally took the time to clean-up all the brush presets I made for Krita. You'll find here a bundle with an upgrade of 25 new presets including the research I did recently for my recent speedpaintings. I took an extra care for this collection to blend it perfectly within the default set that comes preinstalled with Krita. I hope you'll like them! Here is a video I made to share the news on social media:
Here is my notes about how I use them:
This drawing tool has a very digital and plastic feeling. It is like drawing with the perfect pencil on a perfect smooth bristol paper. It's useful for reducing the noise in the crosshatching and almost get them replaced with thin gray. It eases the digital paint process on the top because the lines blends better with digital painting; being smooth.
During the storyboard of episode 30, I decided to use a large and heavily textured pencil to not dive into the details. It does wonder with a bright gray color selected.
This presets was designed to ease my time painting over and smoothing and adding details. It also produces very soft line-arts. Probably the brush I used the most over the last year: it has a subtle way to produce glazing with low pass of opacity but can also goes expressive at full pressure.
On episode 30; I wanted a rendering a little less smooth than the previous episode. I built this preset and I started to paint almost all the episode with it. It produces a subtle texture that reproduce a sort of gouache painting on paper.
The "Hardpainting" set:
This is the brushes I designed recently to paint all my speedpaintings. I codenamed them 'Hardpainting' because I wanted to get a rendering that was far away the "soft" shading I'm used to do. Also, painting with them is harder; so I kept the codename as it is. :)
This first preset of the hardpainting family is the one I use for details. It is not that much different from the inking preset I shared a year ago on the "brush duo" presets: it has the same subtle ghosting in the stroke that will make the line interesting and not too digital regular. I'm using it as a way to fix the details of my speedpaintings.
This knife adds very expressive stroke to the canvas with very hard (but dirty) edges. I use it to simulate a loaded knife that hit the canvas on the highlight or when I need to flatten area without wanting a too digital and flat result.
This one ease the modeling of volumes and smoothing softer edges. It react pretty much as a soft brush with just a tip a bit flat and angular. Abusing this one might produce weak results and wobbly volumes on hard surface and glossy or shiny material.
This preset adds a bit of grain to the piece at the end: it simulate the rub of a small brush on the canvas.
This one does exactly the same as the previous on in bigger; because Krita doesn't have a setting to scale the size of the texture at the same time as the diameter of the brush. That's fine with using a second preset.
My favorite preset of the moment: a rake with a tilt dynamic. (it will require your device to support tilt, not something common for many cheap tablets). I use it to cut shapes on the canvas and quickly depict my first layers of a painting.
This brush adds a large texture to the artwork; as if you painted a part of the canvas, then decided to remove the exeeding paint thickness but some painting is still stuck in the holes in-between the fiber of the canvas. I use it often when I start a canvas to feed the surface with a base; or during post-fix to hide part a bit too flat to my taste.
On episode 30, my line-art was too thin for the colorize mask; and I had to flatten the color manually. Within the default set; I couldn't find one that fills at 100% while having a bit of 'friction' at the start of the pressure.
With episodes using the colorize mask feature of Krita and hundreds of artworks to colorize; I built for myself a preset I could quickly switch to draw the thin and aliased marker lines. The preset thumbnail as a circle dashed around it to remind the icon on the toolbar of the colorize-mask brush.
I worked this summer for the illustration of a medical paper; and I designed a dashed line preset that works well with the shape tools of Krita. It has a lot of texture; something that vector dashed lines and shape can't do. This preset is really specific; but useful.
I could probably get a lot of money if I put the brushes behind a paywall (on Gumroad, Artstation, etc) or if I put the pack to be exclusive only for my patrons (as many artist does). That system could probably fund all the time I spent on it. But no: I want this brush pack to be libre and open-source because I think we all prefer an Internet that share and donate instead of an Internet that prohibite access and sells. That's why please consider to support my work (and also Krita!) if you can afford that. It might take you only a small coin every two monthes when I release a new episode of my webcomic but it will help me a lot at handling my production budget (more info on the red button on the top-right of my website). Thank you for reading and have fun with the brushes! ;-)
1. Download the zip.
2. Extract the file.
3. Open Krita and go to Setting > Manage Resources
4. Press the Import Bundles button, and find the extracted file on your disk.
5. Press Ok, Restart Krita.
(Note: Compatible with Krita 4.2.x and up; generated with Krita 4.2.6appimage on GNU/Linux Kubuntu 18.04.02LTS.)