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While I was already happy with the previous stable build of 2.9, 2.9.5 is even better! Lots of promised features from the Kickstarter are here, and any remaining performance issues are addressed pretty well. I'm still keeping my install of 2.8.3 handy, although so far, I haven't had to go back to it since using 2.9.4.3! No weird crashes or slow downs. It runs great on Intel GPUs, and I'm happy.

Link to the changelog here.

Only one issue still persists for me: If the brush dialogue isn't loaded for the first time since opening the program, it starts using 50% CPU, even while you're doing nothing with the program; opening the brush dialogue somehow settles it back down to normal. If the brush dialog is always open for you, and isn't buried behind other tabs, you'll never bump into this.

I don't know why it does that, but I've been following some of the bug reports through email, and I feel the developers are coming close to squishing this bug in a later build, which is actually a side effect of some other issue I haven't experienced because of my GUI setup. Krita keeps getting better and better with time!

Sorry if all my Krita related posts are a bother to some of you. :XD: It's my favorite painting software, and I get excited any time there's something new to try for it. Who knows how excited I'll be when animation features, as well as further optimizations, come to version 3.0!
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening OST Orchestrated
  • Reading: Math Stuff
  • Watching: Geometry videos!
  • Playing: Thinking about Shantae, I don't know. XD

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Mr-Glaceon
❄Mister Glaceon❄
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hello! I'm Mister Glaceon. I've drawn cartoon characters on and off for as long as I can remember. Picking it back up four years ago on paper, I realized how much I enjoyed it.

Nowadays, I use a Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch (S) tablet, and Krita, an open-source painting app, to illustrate things, or fan art of anything that interests me.

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Favorite TV Shows : Angry Beavers, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Mythbusters, Rocko's Modern Life, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Martin Mystery, etc.
Favorite dA Artists : Crysa, MPsai, AlcoholicRattleSnake, foogie, MikeHarvey, RabiesGirl, ValaSedai just to name a few.
Favorite Authors/Writers : J.R.R Tolkein, J.K Rowling, C.S Lewis, H.G Wells, Drew Karpyshyn, etc.
Favorite Books : Lord of the Rings Unabridged Trilogy, The Hobbit, Apollo 13, Chronicles of Narnia, War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, Star Trek Titan : Over A Torrent Sea.
Other Hobbies/Interests : Electronics, Animation, Game Design, Stopmotion, Music, Space-travel, Science Fiction, Writing.
Favorite Consoles : Gamecube, Dreamcast, SNES, PSX, PS3, NDS, GBA.

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Favorite Art Software and Tools

Stamp - Krita User (Template by firstfear) by Mr-Glaceon Stamp - Tablet User by firstfear Stamp - Mouse User by firstfear Stamp - PhotoshopElements User by firstfear Stamp - Gimp User by firstfear
Requests and Art Trades

"Do you take requests?"

Very rarely, because of how much time my finished works take, and most OCs on deviantART are terrifyingly generic. If your character makes me squee until my heart is orbiting Saturn, I'll consider a base-colored sketch of them.

"What about art trades?"

Currently a little too backed up to dedicate myself to a finished, colored piece in exchange. Always feel free to ask me if I'm available for an art trade, I love doing those.

"Commissions?"

While my anatomy has improved in recent years, it's not yet at the point I feel right charging money for my art. It would not be cheap (Well above the $35 range.) when I can offer anyway, because my bigger pieces with painted details typically take three weeks to finish.

"Adoptables?"

When I have characters I can't use for anything, I usually post them for dA points. Points are fun for gifting premium and llama accessories to friends, so that's why I do it. You get the character, bio, and any artworks made of them at full res. It's always cheap too, so keep an eye open if you like adoptables!

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Paragon-Yoshi Featured By Owner 4 days ago
So then, I contemplated giving Krita a spin.

Just wanting to check some things.
How does it overall handle, compared to SAI?
And is it just as easy to handle?
(Photoshop is too complicated for me. X_X)

Also while SAI handles superbly in my eyes, it does have some problems.
Such as poor Vector tools, being my number one issue.
And also an absense of a text-tool (since I do that comic), though I can always open up GIMP for that, it tends to acts very glitchy for me though.
So if my primary program would have that tool from the get-go, that would be good.


But yeah, just want to check the waters and maybe get some insight, before I get the trial version.
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would say Krita is a great upgrade from SAI; haven't reinstalled GIMP since switching. (The Windows version of GIMP also gave me problems since using Windows 8. It only ever seems to work properly on its Linux builds.) Krita has more tools than SAI by a long shot, without overwhelming you with mountains of them like Photoshop or GIMP does.

Krita is also free and open source, much like GIMP, so it's for everyone to use. The developers hold yearly kickstarters to fund full-time development, and that's it.

While its UI does have a few nods to Photoshop's layout, it's not half as complicated, in my experience. The quality of the ink brushes are also leagues ahead of the competition, producing results as good as Lazy Nezume. I haven't vectored anything since switching to Krita, because inking manually is that smooth with casual strokes. (As long as you set the smoothing assistant to Basic, or even higher if you need it.) No pen delay necessary; Photoshop may never have line quality that good.

As for vectoring tools, it's different to use, but the learning curve is absolutely worth it. You have dedicated layer types for Vectors, (SAI technically does the same thing as well with its Lineworks Layers.) and the vector tools only work on them. Shapes and lines can be rearranged in real time without much lag, so it's great for changing up vectored text bubbles on the fly.

The Text Tool also works only on those Vector layers, which is actually a good thing, since you can resize your text at any time without pixelation or distortion, than you would if the text was drawn on a paint layer. I played with it last night, and loved how easy it made text to type up, for as weird as the tool works compared to GIMP's highly user-friendly text tools. Adjusting or resizing text is easy, and you have many fonts to work with.

One thing to also note is how well Krita performs. With Hardware/OpenGL Acceleration turned on, the canvas runs as fast as your refresh rate, (A rock-solid 60 FPS for me.) and I love Krita for that, because my strokes are more accurate when there are no hiccups or delays in the canvas refreshing itself. GIMP or SAI do not offer that performance whatsoever, since their canvases operate in Software Mode only. Canvas rotation from SAI is here too, and it's extremely fast for me.

In short, Krita's fast, responsive, boasts more tools than SAI, and costs nothing to use. While there are bugs now and then, Krita is frequently updated enough that many bugs are addressed in a timely manner. All the worst ones from 2.9's first release are gone now.
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allysaxox Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Hello!
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello to you too!
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canned-sardines Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! left shark 
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG THAT GIF

You're welcome! You have beautiful digital paintings, can't wait to see more from you.
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Juh-Juh Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Aye, a belated thank you for the watch! I really appreciate it! :D
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And a belated reply back from me. XD I love finding new artists, you're welcome!
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TheRafflesia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your support, dear! :hug: I'm sorry for being late, I hope I can make amends with these Easter sweets! :hug: Have a happy Easter! :hug:
EasterSweets by KmyGraphic Ciocolate egg by KmyGraphic
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Aaeruu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the watch! <33
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