They are free to use, under a Creative Commons Zero License !
What’s new in v2 ?
First of all, now there are 2 packs, depending on your stylus : does it support rotation additionally to pressure and tilt ?
And if you have any other Pen, you will be interested by the Generic Pen pack, which emulate rotation on some brushes:
Emulation is acheived with brand new Krita features : Drawing Angle Lock (introduced in 3.0), and Fuzzy Stroke (introduced in 3.0.1) !
I also :
– added 3 new brushes presets (Aboriginal Dots, Ink Power Rectangle and Clone Tool)
– updated almost every brush
– removed 2 not so interesting brushes that were no longer working
– updated textures and redo some
– and the basic brushes now use the “Greater” blending mode, which give better results when a stroke overlap another stroke, but works only on a transparent layer: if you want to use them on an opaque layer like a background, just switch the blending mode to Normal again
Download the Generic Pen Bundle, or the Art Pen Bundle.
In Krita, go to Settings > Manage Resources… > Import Bundle/Resource, and make sure the bundle is in the Active Bundles column on the left.
You should choose one of the bundle, and do not install or activate both of them, otherwise the Krita tagging system will be confused with brushes that are common to both packs.
I usually use them on a large canvas (mininimum 2K)… so theses presets may look big on a smaller canvas.
Brushes with a rotation icon for the Art Pen pack are meant to be used with a stylus supporting rotation like the Wacom Art Pen (the best stylus I know if you want my opinion). This allow to do thick and thin strokes, essentials for inking.
Brushes with a G with an arrow icon for “Generic rotation” are brushes with emulated rotation which can work with any stylus, and rely on Krita features Drawing Angle Lock and Fuzzy Stroke. Most of them are in the Generic Pen pack, but you can find two in the Art Pen pack when Fuzzy Stroke is more intersting than controlled rotation.
Brushes with a drop icon mix there colors with the color already on the canvas… so they feel “wet”.
Brushes with mixing and rotation use more computing power than other brushes, especially when they are combined with textures. Should work on any recent computer nevertheless 😉
As Krita tagging system is sometimes capricious, every brush preset start with “Nylnook” to quickly find them. Then they are sorted by types :
Aboriginal Dots : I created this one specially to mimic australian aboriginal dot painting for a specific projet. Just draw your line and the preset will paint dots along the way in this aboriginal style.
Airbrush is a textured airbrush for shading, it’s more interesting with a texture 😉
Basic Brushes are the simplest, and the less demanding for your computer. Slightly noising to allow soft mixing between colors. Now using the “Greater” Blending mode.
Block allow to do large blocking of colors in speed painting for example. Noise and not texture to make it quicker.
Clone Tool allow to copy part of an image on another part. Define the source spot with Ctrl+clic. With the airbrush texture for more random mixings, less repetitive.
Erase : One really hard (just erase that mistake now in one stoke) and one soft with a texture for shadings.
Fill or Erase Shape: for quick filling, or quick erasing of large areas with the “E” shortcut.
Ink: Brushes for quick inking or details and some experiments for original inkings.
Ink Power: The three best inking brushes, but they are hard to use : I recommend the Dynamic Brush tool to draw with it.
Paint: Three brushes with rotation and mixing for “real” painting or watercoloring.
Pencil: a simple pencil for sketches, really similar to default Pencil 2B, with additional settings for more realism
Poska: Small markers brushes inspired by the famous Poscas
Compatible with Krita 3.0.1 (not 3.0), and next releases.
September 16th 2016: 36 brushes crafted for and with Krita 3.0.1, used for my comics… This is version 2 !
January 7th 2016: 25 brushes crafted for and with Krita 2.9, used for my comics… This is version 1 !
April 24th 2015: 12 brushes I craft since Krita 2.8, and finalized with Krita 2.9… They are working, but more work is needed ! This is a beta.
CC-0 / Public Domain. Credit Camille Bissuel if needed.
You can find the full sources here on Framagit, so each brush individually, icons, and so on…