Resources for Krita.

Inking brushes 1.2 and Miscellaneous brushes 1.0 for Krita 2.8 as well as the Candy pallete under the cut.

EDIT: For Krita 2.9 and up go here.

Samples of the brush and the dynamic-nib inking brushes.
Samples of the brush and the dynamic-nib inking brushes.

Inking Brush Pack

As noted before on the Krita forums, one of the first things I look for in a image editing program is nice inking brushes. Krita’s defaults were too aliased for me, so I attempted to make better anti-aliased brushes, which invite to expression.

The brushes are based on realworld inking equipment, such as brushes, nibs, steel nibs and fineliners.


The package contains:

A pressure sensitive pixelbrush, fine tuned to have sharp anti-aliasing on 100% view.
Similar to the brush, however, this brush requires more pressure to get full size out of.
Exactly the same as inking_dynamic_pen, but smaller in radius.
Similar to previous brushes, but thougher and smaller than the inking_dynamic_pen, resulting in a more even line.
Samples of the dynamic though and the fineliner-like brushes.
Samples of the dynamic though and the Fineliner-like brushes.
Pressure and speed sensitive pixel-brush with finetuned antialiasing. Each a slightly different radius.
A tiny-radius bursh with good anti-aliasing.
A colour smudge brush with pressure sensitivity for opacity and size.
Creates more gentle lines than the rest of the pack, good for digital painting.

The newest version of this pack sees updated icons to fit the new icon-standards.

Miscellaneous Brush Pack

Now the second pack, the miscellaneous brushes, are all brushes for painting, but don’t have a specific focus like the inking brushes.

The package contains:

A dulling smudge brush with jitter. Ideal for quickly smudging colours together, and when putting little pressure will make very smooth gradients.
A round, pressure sensitive dulling colour smudge brush. A very good all-round painting brush.
Similar to above, but with a wider tip. Good for covering large areas.
wash_alchoholmarker_dark, wash_alchoholmarker_mid, wash_alchoholmarker_light, wash_alchoholmarker_wide.
Brushes indended to mimick real-life alchohol markers. They all blend with multiply, resulting in very ink-like colours. Good for mimicking ink-washes.

The Candy Palette


Finally, the candy palette: A .gpl palette made up of 6 skin tone ramps, 5 hair colour ramps and 5 eye-colour ramps. and then a couple of generic colour ramps.

The initial idea was to create a palette created around a traditional colour-picking method: Hue-shifting toward blue while shifting to darker colours. The palette’s saturated colours make it almost candy-like, and is ideal for warm candy-like pictures, but also for semi-transparent and wash brushes where the saturation dims a lot.

Again, licensed under CC 0.

I hope these will be useful 🙂


EDIT: The brush packs have been updated to 1.3 and 1.1 respectively, with modifications as done by David Revoy.

By Wolthera

Artist, Krita manual writer, Color Management expert and also busy with comics creation.

5 replies on “Resources for Krita.”

one thing i always found very useful for inking is the ability to slow down the stroke, while also having some control of it’s thickness based on velocity and pressure.
In inkscape the caligraphy tool has two very useful values:
-mass (slow down/ stabilization of stroke)
– thinning (makes the stroke thinner or thicker based on the velocity)

about the “mass” value:
paint tool sai calls that feature “stabilize”
mypaint calls it “slow position tracking”

how does krita call it? Do you have it in any of your brushes?
It makes inking with a tablet a considerably more enjoyable experience.

The Krita 2.8 alpha has a very similar feature(weighted smoothing), in the tool options panel, and with earlier versions, you can use the dynamic line tool, if you put the drag high and the mass low. Unlike Mypaint this isn’t brush bound.

I’ve developed an inking hand, so I don’t really it, and I find it actually holds me back due to being finicky for tiny strokes. But if you like it, those are your options.

does it smooth the stroke after you make it (like artrage pencil can do?) or does it simply slow it down (like the software i listed)?

Can’t wait to try it out. 🙂

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