Work in progress of a comic created using Krita.

Krita for Comics Ep. 5: Penciling

Grade 5 - Grade 12

Ian MacLean

Ian MacLean

About the author

Ian MacLean is a professional pixel artist/animator and illustrator who has worked in the gaming industry for 16 years. He considers himself a super nerd and has the polyhedral dice, comic collection, and miniatures to prove it.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals
Video Tutorial

In the series: Krita for Comics 10 Episode Series

Using Krita’s wide variety of brush presets, pencilling in the program is a breeze. There are a few layers and grouping practices that can improve your drawing and make things easier down the line.

Working with layers we are going to start penciling in our art. Krita offers a wide variety of brushes and many pencils to choose from. Using our sketch from the previous video lessons we are going to use that to make our final penciling. We will also learn some drawing techniques such as rotating our canvas so we can get smoother, more natural, lines. This will also prepare us for our inking that we will go over in part 6 of the Krita for Comics series.

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