Do you want to become a faster artist with Krita? Here are my best Krita brushes, a complete set designed by a professional game artist, for game artists and illustrators alike. It contains presets for pixel art, blending, shading, clouds, rocks, plants, and more!
The Krita brushes will help you to work faster, and allow you to focus on your art. It is a bloat free brushkit, filled with efficient drawing tools. Not only that: every month, you get a new batch of useful presets and learning material.
2 pdf documents
Natural media set
6 video tutorials
+ Standard content
Version 13 (April 2017) contains:
73 unique brush presets
2 pdf documents to help you get started with the brushes
Monthly updates. More brushes and videos are already on your way!
Completely redesigned thumbnails
The premium tier adds:
More than 30 minutes of exclusive video tutorials to get the most out of the brushes
The natural media brushkit
I take my time to design the presets and ensure that they are worth adding to the pack. I also use them in my daily work so they are tested thoroughly in all kinds of configurations.
What other artists have to say
Zhillustrator writes: «Nathan’s brush set has some essential brushes for digital painting that will ease your way into Krita’s powerful brush engine. My favorites in the pack are the mix and smudge brushes. Honestly, if you like the Lite set, it’s worth it, Krita is going somewhere.»
Complete redesign of the brush thumbnails. All 85 brushes now have a new, clearer picture that highlights their stroke and still reads on small screens.This was a lot of work, but now it’s done, the set is ready to welcome new presets.
Pixel art presets are now in a separate bundle
Version 12 - March 2017
9 new brushes, including a watercolor sponge, an oil paint brush, chains, and more!
Version 11 - February 2017
GDquest_Fill_Flat_Rotation: Sharp flat brush with pen rotation support, for cel shading and silhouettes
GDquest_Spray_Dirt_1: Splatters clumps of dots
GDquest Cloud Trail: creates a cloudy trail, for fireplaces and trails behind planes
New premium brushes
GDquest_Natural_Charcoal_Soft: charcoal preset with soft textured edges, for sketching
GDquest_Natural_Charcoal_Sharp: pencil preset with a sharp outline and subtle texture, for sketching
GDquest_Aibrush_Shading: Lowered the spacing to fix artifacts that could appear on the stroke
GDquest_Fill_Flat_Directional: 6 times faster, improved for cel shading
GDquest_Cloud_Builder_Soft: a lot faster, better control over the clouds’ shape
GDquest_PixelArt_Deform_Grow: lowered the deform speed
Version 10 - January 2017
Version 10 is a maintenance update. It comes with 4 new presets, but also 11 existing brushes got better! Performance improvements, improved feel… a good way to prepare major changes coming over the next few updates. As on every other month, I released 7 new free Krita brushes in the.
Paint Flat Softer: Softer version of the flat paintbrush
Paint Flat Sharper: Sharper version of the flat paintbrush, but 40% slower to render
Airbrush Shading: An airbrush taylored to block shadows in
Airbrush Softer: A subtle airbrush, extra smooth compared to the base Gdquest Airbrush
Blend Flat: pen rotation support, improved tip and blend curve, new size
Blend Smoky: improved blend curver, new size
Blend Smudge: improved opacity curve, new size
Cloud Builder: new size
Cloud Builder Soft: new size
Fill Flat Directional: improved for outlines and inking, new size
Ink Brush: improved pressure curve to make lower sizes more accessible, new size. Feels more like a Japanese Ink Brush
Ink Rough: improved opacity curve, new opacity, new size. Feels more like an alcohol marker
Ink Sketch: new size
Paint Flat: 2x faster, pen rotation support, sharper short edge on the brush tip, softer long edge, improved blend curve, new size
Paint Round Dry: 25% faster, improved pressure and color blend curves
Version 9 - Dec 2016
10 new presets including a blur tool, splatter brushes, and a rock texture
10 natural media presets, and especially a powerful cloud painting tool (premium)
a new tutorial on cloud painting (premium)
Version 8 - Nov 2016
2 textured rock brushes: these presets will allow you to add 2 types of sharp grain to your rocks, for a more believable look.
Smear cloud: whether you want to slightly blur or completely diffuse your edges, this is a very efficient preset to do so. It blurs your painting fast and provides very good control.
Smoke dusty: this brush can be used for both clouds and smoke. Unlike the existing cloud builder brushes, it offers some high frequency details for a richer look.
2 water brushes: the first water brushes are in! They’re useful to paint waves, for a lake, a sea or an ocean.
Tree leaves builder: a nice brush to quickly add detailed leaves to a piece of concept art.
Version 7 (Oct 2016)
2 Rock presets: draw small, round and stylized rocks with Rock builder stylized, and detail them with the Rock_detail brush
3 special presets for shading: the special_shadow brush allows you to stamp simple round shadows, to place under characters and small assets. The other 2 brushes are directional shading brushes, with a sharp and a soft side.
2 pencil-looking brushes: one for sketching, and one for shading.
Updated paint_old preset: I remade the preset from scratch. It is at least twice as fast, and strokes are more consistent.
Version 6 (Sep 2016)
4 pixel art deform tools: pixel art-friendly Grow, Shrink, Move and Swirl tools
2 cloud builder brushes: the first builders are here! These presets will help you paint accurate sprite silhouettes in no time. These will work for both stylized and realistic clouds.
2 smoke brushes: for when you need to achieve a textured smoky effect. Also useful to add definition to materials.