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The Krita Mascot by TysonTan The Krita Mascot by TysonTan
Edit 2013-01-02: Clean up, reworked outline, a few modification on the clothes, description update.

The mascot character I designed for Krita the free and open source digital painting application. This character is a squirrel android, the choice of her species was inspired by Krita's community discussion. I haven't named her yet, but feel like to name her "Krystine".

Around May 2012 I left Microsoft Windows and other proprietary software altogether and went GNU/Linux. Since then Krita has been my main primary drawing program. It has an innovative user interactive design and a powerful natural brush system. If you are a GNU/Linux user, Krita should be available from your software center. There is also an experimental build for Windows users. Check out Krita's website [link] to find out how to get it.

:icondeevad: David has made many tutorials and resources for Krita, available on his website [link] . If you are new to Krita, make sure to visit his place for some useful tips and brushes!

Software used:
Ubuntu [link] An operating system based on GNU [link] / Linux [link] .
Krita [link] Drawing and coloring.
GIMP [link] Typography.
All software I used are free and open sourced. I appreciate all the efforts from their communities.

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:icondeadknocker:
Deadknocker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Does anyone know how to unlock layers in krita? i cant get it to unlock the European BD templet
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I can unlock mine, though?
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:icondeadknocker:
Deadknocker Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yah, i tried uninstalling and reinstalling it, but no good. ill figure it out one way or another
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
If you installed Krita 2.8 before, it could be the settings file messed up with the newer one. Uninstalling alone is not going to resolve that. Search your harddrive for "kritarc" and delete might help.
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:icondeadknocker:
Deadknocker Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ill give it a try
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:iconkissygoogoo321:
KissyGooGoo321 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Please help! Do somebody know where can I find Krita in version less than 2.6?

Because I installed Krita 2.8 and it's laggy and I need older version.. :( (Sad) 
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Or you actually needed 2.9 (whichis beta2 now): krita.org/item/krita-2-9-beta-…

To me, Krita gets faster every release. It runs pretty well on modern entry level PCs. I think what makes Krita slow on your PC was caused by the implementation of OpenGL support since 2.7.
In Menu > Settings > Configure Krita you can switch OpenGL ON/OFF and adjust the filter, by tuning those features down you may trade speed for quality.

I would like to know about your PC's spec to further investigate this problem and report it to the dev team for future improvement. Please share the following information about your PC:
* CPU model and frequency
* Memory size and speed
* Graphics card
You can use CPUinfo and GPUinfo (search them in Google) to obtain those information.

Also something about your software:
* Operation system
* Is the Operation system 32bit or 64bit
* Is Krita 32bit or 64bit
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:iconmangahostess:
mangahostess Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so kawaiii i like
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmanga-samurai:
Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it like firealpaca
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know Firealpaca, so I'm not in the position to compare them.
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:iconmanga-samurai:
Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I was just asking because I would like to give this program I try,  has it got a good pen pressure and a powerful blending tool?
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Krita has great pressure support under GNU/Linux, but probably not yet under Windows. I suppose Krita 2.8 beta  is doing a better job. I don't really use blending tool often, but consider Krita is a digital painting tool that emphasize real life tool imitation, I guess it has the relevant function. You can find those tools as brushes.
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:iconmanga-samurai:
Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using Krita right now but I'm having trouble, maybe because its on windows
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, one of my reasons to give up Windows was I want to use Krita and it didn't work well under Windows. Krita 2.8 has a lot of improvement on Windows, but it seems there is much to do.
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:iconmanga-samurai:
Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay If I were to ever get Linux, I would first look at Krita^^ Interesting tools for a free program
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:iconzarfentaku:
zarfentaku Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I wonder if your doing another one of these mascots for the Soochi Olympics
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Probably.
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:iconzarfentaku:
zarfentaku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yay more art XD
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:iconanthro-animals-rule:
Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
So her real canon name is Kiki or Krystine?
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Her real canon name is now Kiki! :D
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:iconanthro-animals-rule:
Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Your animal androids are so cute! I can imagine the hilarity and adorableness that would ensue if she [Krystine] met a non-robotic squirrel that looked similar to her!  Love 
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:iconyinsho:
Yinsho Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Turns out, Krita isn't actually in the Calligra suite, like that download site says.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
As for the Windows version, it is independently BUILT. But the development of Calligra and Krita is not separated. You may want to have a look here: projects.kde.org/projects/call…
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:iconyinsho:
Yinsho Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am downloading Kirita because of you. o3o
Actually, I'm downloading the whole Calligra suite. :I
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:iconblazinbro:
BlazinBro Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh :iconiloveitmoreplz:
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconglitchsamo21:
GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Soo pwettie!
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:iconnamida713:
Namida713 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Love your artwork <3
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:iconrosiesenpai:
RosieSenpai Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
IT so cute. X3
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:iconx-ren-x:
x-Ren-x Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I LOVE it.

I usually don't like mascots (statistically, I don't have anything against the idea itself) but this one is just so cute in a non-shallow way. The shapes are just so pleasing to the eye!

Ah, it would be nice to have a boxed version of Krita with it. :)
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:icontrickysugarqb:
TrickySugarQb Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Lovely, imaginative, creative, it's 100% awesome!
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:iconcaseydecker:
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
She looks very nice and cute, that's for sure! :D
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:iconjninja4:
JNinja4 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job! Just saw it on their site!
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:iconmasterkitsune:
masterkitsune Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
clothing ideas...where do you get them?
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
By mixing some ideas: animal, robotic and flowers on existing clothing style. I put a very long time designing them too, and never hesitate to correct the design even then the actual picture is almost finished. In my case, the time cost on design is much longer than coloring.
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:iconthegunheart:
TheGunheart Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
And it shows. Your costume design is absolutely gorgeous. I think this one might be my favorite out of all of them.
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:iconjorgeskunk:
JORGESKUNK Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a cute character
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:iconmithferion:
Mithferion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
This is amazing!! And love the fact that it was made with Krita. (=

I'm a Qt/KDE fan.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! She is Krita's mascot after all, and therefore must be done in Krita! In fact I'm drawing everything using Krita now, it is just that capable. And half of my current applications are Qt/KDE applications. I do what I do best to support their development!
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:iconmithferion:
Mithferion Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Really nice! You've got talent. Keep up the good work!
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:iconhedghog2234:
Hedghog2234 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Photographer
Nice job, I like it. Keep up the good work :iconlaplz:
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:iconportabledrawer:
PortableDrawer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, awesome design ^.^ Very innovative and inspiring creations. Looking forward to your future works :D. I hope my school can implement kirita on the school linux computers XD
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:iconsuperpony05:
superpony05 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
ooooooooooooooooooooooooo shiney
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:iconicparker:
iCparker Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is way too cute!
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:iconswanlullaby:
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute!
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:icongoggleeyes23:
goggleeyes23 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
That is pretty cute. And Pretty Well done! And even pretty Pretty!
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:icondezmodemon:
dezmodemon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The site for Krita doesn't seem to work
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's working for me. ^^;
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:icondezmodemon:
dezmodemon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D: Maybe it's just me..
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