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CHIKITA by TheShock CHIKITA by TheShock
C H I K I T A . it is my first work done in Krita. Krita is a very powerful painting application for GNU/Linux .
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This is a slightly different style from what I'm used to seeing you do. I like the more "blocky" style with the hair and dress, using larger solid swathes of colour. The texture of the cloth also seems simple yet effective. Overall this gives a feeling of ease and loose brush strokes, very good.

I feel that her pose, with the pulled-up shoulder and slightly pursed lips, suggests a more sultry expression than she actually has though. Her face feels a bit too emotionless and neutral when compared to the slightly suggestive pose (at least the way I interpret it). I think the impact would be improved if her eyes were maybe squinted a bit more, or if she was smiling or angling her head in some way. Not to say there is anything wrong with the current face, but this was something I reacted on.

Fun to see Krita being used, I always thought it looked like a promising project but I used to have big issues getting it to run stably on my machine (the KDE dependency also annoys me for no good reason). What are your impressions of painting with the program, compared to e.g. MyPaint?

Anyway, a fun, technically cool image, a good test of a new program!
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GodOfCoffee Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the hair physics
TheShock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks i tend to do this kind of Volumetric hair lately
cIIIz Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yeah krita is amazing :)
good job on the painting too :)
TheShock Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, i try to do my best on each painting
Testingte Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Filmographer
Muy bonita :iconloveloveplz:
GiovannyArce Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Love it! Quisiera utilizarlo, pero el no tener kde se me ha echo muy dificil poder utilizarlo, todavia es la hora que no e probado esos features nuevos que trae. Ojala lo hicieran multiplatform. me encanta la idea que hicistes para el pelo, se ve bien original. Saludos, en cuanto este mas libre te contacto para aquello ;) .
TheShock Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Me alegra que te guste, el experimento del pelo salio expontaneo intentando simplificar al maximo. y se ve que ha funcionado, porque es lo que más gusta de la aimgen. :D -Podrás probarlo en un futuro cercano si todo va como se planea. no digo más. y lo de "pixel" ya me comentarás. saludos.
GiovannyArce Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Que bien, super interesante, voy a intentarlo pronto. Pues, en cuanto a "pixel" estoy mas estres que nunca, en el estudio que estoy 2 personas por alguna razon se pusieron lazzy y ahora toda la carga es a mi, soy el unico ahora que anima y modela en 3d, tengo que entregar algo para el 4 de junio. Estoy loco por terminar para asi estar mas relax y volver a dedicarle tiempo ahora en junio. Saludos.
Andre-VAZ Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool !!! Seen on !
I like the little cartoony style on it !
Yes Krita is powerful, I'm also using it to draw my comics.
TheShock Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, we are alltogether making Krita more an more popular.
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