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Philippe Lhoste
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Computer programmer by trade and passion, amateur artist
Computer programmer by trade and passion, amateur artist

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Same character from Miel Kari, this time for a contest where we have to draw one of her character with an outfit from one of the given themes. I chose "Cloudy Pillows", it was fun and original... And a good opportunity to draw this character with a more dynamic pose.

Still using Krita, of course, I am starting to get used to ink with it. Great tool, very flexible.
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I used Krita again, for an art trade with an artist named Miel Kari. I drew her original character, Karii (on the left), putting her in a scene.
It was interesting, the character is quite different from what I draw usually (but I drew her eyes smaller, less anime, close of what I do usually).

I love more and more the inking brush, it is very close of my traditional brush with ink. I will probably make my next comic with Krita.
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Again, Maho, my non-cliché magician(former warrior), in full body, with his two fellow dragons, Vordell (front) and Riok, her son.
Of course, done with Krita.
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I drew (with Krita, of course) a magician, for my upcoming comic.
Tried to get out of too classical canons / clichés of the genre...
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For the Krita challenge of this month, I used another of my favorite theme: monsters!
Done with three palette colors: white (the background), black (most lines) and a dark red (#bd276b). All done with the same brush, looking like a real brush with ink.
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In France (and according to Wikipedia, in Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands, etc.), we call April Fool jokes "poissons d'avril", ie. April Fishes.
So here is my April fish, made with Krita, of course.

Should I try and add colors?
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I have an anecdote and a couple of related questions.
I use Krita on Windows 10, on an old 6 MB computer with low-end graphics card.
It works OK, although sometime when I zoom out, I get garbled display, with square gray traces following the cursor... It goes back to normal as soon as I scroll, for example.

I made an image of A4 format at 600 dpi, which might be a bit too much for my configuration (perhaps 300 dpi is enough, I will try). Globally, it went fine, although sometime the cursor freezes, and I have to wait a few seconds before it resumes its drawing (using a Wacom Bamboo Fun).

At one point, I wanted to rotate the canvas 90° to draw easily the horizontal shadows at the feet of the characters. I used the rotate image feature, and it was very slow (for such a simple algorithm; but I guess that's still lot of pixels to manipulate). When I rotated back the image, I found it cropped on the sides! I don't understand what happened. And of course, I forgot to save before doing this rotation...
I wanted to copy the changed area to paste it in the re-opened file, but then Krita crashed, probably out of memory. Note that Krita is overall very stable for me, until this time...

When I launched it again and re-opened the file, I was relieved to see a dialog asking if I wanted to open the auto-saved file! Great feature! And it worked perfectly, I got my file before the rotation...

One question: I know Krita has a one key mirror flip, and I found out it also has 15° step rotation (with 4 and 6 on num keypad). Which is very fast. I guess that's OpenGL's texture rotation working here. But is there a way to do a quick 90° rotation in either direction? The info wasn't there I found these shortcuts (for Manga Studio users, IIRC).

And, well, do you think A4 300 dpi is enough for a potential (although unlikely...) professional printing in a comic book of same size?

Thanks for reading so far! :-P

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Some 10 years ago (already!), I drew 4 kids with attitude, in a style freer than my usual one. They came out not bad... They remained unnamed and purposeless all that time... These are the "chibi" style ones on the right 'done with pen on paper), included for comparison...
Currently, I am thinking to make a comic with them. I want to keep this free, loose style, and to draw with Krita as it would save me some time.
I made a new portrait of the quartet, with more realistic proportions for teens, still using one brush, as I like this one.

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Another one for the Krita Challenge, more in my comfort zone: I do mostly traditional drawing (on paper), with brush and Indian ink, and I am not bad at portraits.
So I took the Ink_brush_25 brush, quite flexible, and made this (imaginary) portrait, in my usual B&W style.
I love how Krita is good both at B&W and color!

#kritachallenge #krita #portrait
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Last summer, I participated to a French challenge: https://www.facebook.com/glenat.bd/posts/1068962683153638
The idea was to draw a monster known as Blörk, recurrent in the Kid Paddle and Game Over franco-belgian comics.
I think it was my first ambitious all-Krita drawing, again a good learning experience.
The hands are quite awful, though... '^_^ Done with mouse, BTW...

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