What can I do with krita ? Colorier une bande dessinée !

Last weak I have started a comic strip in krita, I had just made the final version of the drawing:

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Today, I will finish the strip and add colors to it.

Coloring the left arm

The hardest part is to find the good color for the skin, a little help from google image should do the trick. Then I need to color the sleeve, but if I do it directly with the fill tool, I will fill the whole image in white, I need to find all the leaks and block them with brush. And I want the bottom of the sleeve to be darker to simulate a shadow, I will use an other layer for that, this will allow me to precisely adjust the effect. And to finalize the color, I will use the filter tool with the gaussian blur effect, around the border of the color zone.

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Coloring the aquarium

The aquarium is a group layer with two parts, one for the bowl, and one for the fish. The fish will be paint in red, while the clown fish is more beautifull, a red fish is easier to draw ;). And for the bowl, we will use two extra layer, one for the color and one for the shadow, to be able to easily adjust opacity.

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Coloring the guy

Now it’s up to color the guy, and I will start by once again blocking the leaks.

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The background

This time for the window I won’t use an other layer to adjust the transparency, as replacing the color with a new one will be pretty easy with the fill tool.

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The building and the landscape

And we will finish by the landscape.

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Final results

Here is the final results of the work:

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And it’s promised, I won’t annoy you again with bande dessinée, well, I will annoy again but for the next release 😉

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2 Responses to What can I do with krita ? Colorier une bande dessinée !

  1. Jakob Petsovits says:

    It’s cool to see Krita evolve at such a furious rate now. However, such a comic strip is exactly the type of image that I would rather not use Krita for.For such an image, vector drawing like in Inkscape is way more flexible than bitmap operations – think of curve editing (“I think the eyes should be rounder”), gradient usage (“hmm…no… I’d rather have the gradient top-down instead of left-right”) or changing stroke sizes.Of course, if you’re using a graphics tablet instead of the mouse then you won’t come far with Inkscape, that’s right.

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