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.
- ⏩ Version for device with Tilt support: https://www.peppercarrot.com/extras/resources/2022-02-19_Flat_Brushes_Speedpainting.zip
- ⏩ Version for device without Tilt support: https://www.peppercarrot.com/extras/resources/2022-02-19_Flat_Brushes_Speedpainting_NO-TILT.zip
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