Speedpaintings Brushes, Tips and 4 Timelapses - Krita 5

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I share my 4 new brushes for speedpainting in Krita 5, and a new video! The video contains links, install, usage and 4 timelapses.


Download and Install

First, download the zip files. The brushes are designed for tablets with Tilt support. But if your device doesn't come with a Tilt support (or if you use a mouse) don't worry: I made a special version for you.

After the download, extract the Bundle file somewhere on your system.

Open Krita, go to Settings, Manage Resource Libraries, and click the import button. Now locate your Bundle file on the disk, select it and press Open.

A socket with the Bundle will appear at the end of your list. It has a frame around it, and that means the bundle is activated.

Now you can go ahead, close this dialog, Create a new file, and then scroll your brush list and you'll find the four new brushes side by side.

Now you are set to paint with them!

Description and Usage

"Flat Paint Brush with variations" might look a little weird on this pack, but this brushes is great for blocking big volumes at an early step of your piece. It creates quickly a rich texture with an interesting pattern constantly color shifting. It really helps to feed the canvas and suggest many details.

"Flat Paint Brush Creamy" takes advantages of new development in Krita 5. You'll experience good ability to mix colors at low pressure while you'll keep a tool that also paint sharp accents at full pressure and can cut shapes with a strong edge. It's the main brush of the pack to sculpt the volumes and do modeling with that painterly feeling.

The third brush, "Flat Paint Brush Dry", is a presets that produce softer edges if I compare it to the two previous brushes. But this preset is also able to cover fully area when used with a lot of pressure on the stylus. It brings a good contrast of rendering with the two previous brushes and I use it to paint shape with soft edges like bushes, trees, or when I need to rub lightly an area to bring more color vibration to it.

Finally, the last one "Flat Small Brush for solid edge" has everything in the title. it is a brush that cover the area with full opacity with a solid clean edge; but still preserves a little bit of expression and texture on the tail and the edges. It's perfect to draw details on the top, especially when they are made of single brush strokes.


I recorded four studies (see the last part of the video) , and with this accelerated movies, you'll see how I used the brushes along other brushes from my previous brush presets. The studies took me between thirty minutes to one hour for each, and I hope this timelapse will bring you inspiration and tips to dive into speedpainting.


License of the video: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Licenses of the brushes: In short: the brush are free, use them as you want (ok for everything, commercial, etc). I just want a credit if you redistribute the bundle as it is or modified. This brushes are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 to "David Revoy, www.davidrevoy.com". This attribution is necessary in case of redistributing the pack, commercializing it, or modifying the brushes files. This attribution is not necessary in case of usage (you can paint any artwork you want with it, you still own totally your artwork). This attribution is not necessary in case of doing screenshot/screenrecording of Krita while using the brushes.

Video and artworks by David Revoy

"Adventure Beyond" by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Edited with Kdenlive 21.04 on Kubuntu Linux 20.04

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link Vinay   - Reply

My experience with Krita is limited. I do nearly all my graphical stuff with Inkscape as it is mainly for engineering students. And more creative/playful work I do on paper with pencil and wax-crayons. So I'm completely out of my dept here and maybe it is not possible what I'm thinking of. But when I look at the Flat Paint Brush Creamy, I think it would be even better if the stroke doesn't just become less saturated, but also slightly narrower when you reduce pressure. Not entirely (as it is a flat brush after all) but maybe slightly, or don't these work like that? And also, in Inkscape you can make regular shapes (like regular polygons and star-shapes) a bit more random. Wouldn't it be nice if these different hairs of this flat brush more a little more randomly too with respect to each other (possibly individually dampened by the respective setting in Krita). Krita might need to treat these as individual parallel brushes for that to work, not sure whether it is possible. That said, your speed paintings look beautiful and convincing so it doesn't take anything away from the end result. Just a thought when looking at these separate demonstration strokes.

I love these spontaneously looking speed paintings. They catch the vibe with some striking big strokes and color choices. And I hope they're inspiring to you to. To quickly get your idea down without any of the more tedious detailed work. They remind me of works like those from Van Gogh and Monet. At the end of the day, doing a bit of both will be most fun.

link dom   - Reply

I was looking for a color-shifting brush for a while and could not figure out how to make it.

So thank you for publishing this pack and documenting it so nicely!

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

Thank you for the feedback!

link lux616   - Reply

Thank you!! Great content!!

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