I’m a big fan of open source software and I really like the community and the feel that surounds Krita project.
Briefly, Krita is a free software that combines the abilities of Photoshop and Illustrator (a bit less). It’s available on Mac and PC but It excels in free drawing abilities using a drawing tablet. Plenty of brushes, textures, presets…ohhh…the possibilities really are endless here.
Lately I dug out this old simple illustration and I thought that I’ll share how I made it here.
It started as a rough sketch. An idea I had for an industrial museum but mainly I just wanted to have some fun.
So the idea was to have some industrial, steampunk style wheels floating in clouds.
My favourite brushes are pencils with tilt option because they feel very natural. I did use assistant tool to draw the circles.
As often happens I changed my mind regarding the front wheel and made just one, but more prominent. All the time testing new textures.
Things started to look a bit better after I added background texture and started drawing in the clouds.
The final version looks like this. It’s not amazing, it’s not evan great, but it was a great time learning a new software and discovering new possibilities.
I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t tell you where o get or find out more. Just go to their website here.
(They don’t pay me for this – it’s simply a free software that I like :))