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August 10 2017

Why Krita is Awesome: A Collection of Reasons Why This Program is Worth Taking a Look At





Krita is a painting program that has been around for a while, and in the last few years, underwent major changes and improvements.  Because of these improvements, many artists are using it not just because it is free, but because it offers amazing features.  These are by no means all of the great things Krita has to offer, but simply some of my favorite features of the program.

1. The Brush Engines.

Yes, engines.  As in plural.  There are many.  And they all do different things.  There is no way you could possibly capture all of its possibilities with one screen shot, but here are just some of the possibilities. Along side standard round, square, and shape, and textured brushes, there are brushes that smear, blend, and create interesting abstract strokes.  There are brushes for filters, and one of my favorites, the Experiment Brush, which is basically a pre-filled lasso tool. 

Brushes also support weighted smoothing, or brush stabilizers.

This is incredibly useful for line art.  And while I do not usually use this feature, it is something that I feel many programs are lacking, such as Photoshop.

But its brushes aren’t the only thing about Krita with variety.

2. Color Selector Customization. 

Whether you prefer something basic, or something more complicated, Krita will likely have what youre looking for.  You are not likely to find yourself missing your other program’s color wheels.  There are even more options than this, and other color selectors.

Gotta love that customization.

Krita also has some great naviation tools.

3. On the fly rotation, zoom, and brush sizing.

With krita, zooming, rotating, and brush size scaling are all smooth, and dynamic with the use of hot keys.  These are features I miss when in other programs.  To zoom, Ctrl+Middle mouse button, hover over the screen to zoom in and out.  The same with shift rotates (press the ‘5’ key to reset rotation).  Holding down shift and draging your brush on the canvas dynamically changes its size, allowing you to see the change, and get the exact size you want without brackets. Brackets also work, if that’s what you are used to.  Krita also has highly customizable hot keys.

4. The Pop Up Pallet

The pop up pallet is a set of your 10 favorite brushes (which you can edit), and a built in color wheel that appears when you right click on the canvas.  It is incredibly useful for switching between those few brushes that you use in almost every picture.

5.  Real time, seamless tiles creation.

Pressing the W key in Krita will infinitely tile your canvas, and allow you to work real time on simple to complex tiled images.  You can zoom in and out to see how your tiles work form a distance, and paint freely to create seamless artwork easily, without having to check using filters and manually tiling. Very usefull for patterns, backgrounds, and games.

6. The Symmetry Tool

This one goes without saying, Krita supports both horizontal and vertical symmetry, along with a brush that is capable of radial symmtry with as many directions as you like.

Go nuts, kid.

There are many more reasons why this program is awesome.  And it is only going to get more awesome.  And the coolest thing about it, is that it is 100% free.  So go check it out!  There’s nothing to lose. Krita isn’t for everyone, it can be hard to get the hang of, and it is not meant for photo editing, it is a program completely focused on digital painting from start to finish. 

Give it a go and see if Krita is the program for you.

@deebott @pantheon-for-a-muse you draw and all so I thought of you guys 😘

I’m getting it today

@nerdyfanboy53 recommended this program to me but I had no idea if could do all this


*makes aus for own ocs* i am my own fandom

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Lady with Fan, 1918, Gustav Klimt

Medium: oil on canvas

August 09 2017

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Reposted byverymePorannykedavradancingwithaghostkakusGabreiila
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Reem Acra Fall/Winter 2016 details

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August 08 2017

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Raise your hand if you love your friends' OCs and can't hear enough about them

Rich SF residents get a shock: Someone bought their street






something to put a little pep in your step

Tldr: rich ppl allowed to be jerks to other rich ppl bc some rich ppl didn’t want to pay $14 tax bill

Which is kinda fun because usually only poor people get fucked over like this.

No guys that tl;dr misses the best part: why they are able to do this. 

They are able to do this because this is a private street. They are able to do this because of the ORIGINAL JACKASSERY of previous rich people who wanted to be able to literally bar all people Not Cool Enough from even being on their street (something you cannot do if it’s a public street). 


There’s a bit of irony in the couple’s purchase. Until a 1948 U.S. Supreme Court ruling banning the enforcement of racial covenants, homes in Presidio Terrace could be purchased only by whites.

“The more we dug into this,” said the Taiwan-born Cheng, “the more interesting it got.”

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NYU students who back Trump afraid to show their faces

“They’re afraid of losing friends, being ridiculed in class, getting worse grades and are even afraid of being assaulted and physically hurt.”


no, not good. because if we hate them as much as Trump and his supporters hate certain groups, we are no better than they are.

yeah I am

“if you hate these bigots you’re just as bigoted as they are”

This “we’re no better than them” mentality makes the critical mistake that hate itself is the problem.

Hate is not the problem. At all. Hate can be constructive. Hate can be defensive and come from righteous outrage.

The problem is irrational hate towards innocent people.

Hating a racist is COMPLETELY fucking different from hating a race. A whole race didn’t do anything wrong. A racist did. Hating the racist is 100% proportionate, justifiable retaliation.

August 07 2017

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Chapter 2: Page 15


Califata is back! The next update will be Monday, August 14. And if you want to see some pics of what I was up to over the hiatus, you can check out the update at califata.com!

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How a 19th century nude painting became a feminist meme


Like many people, I first saw “Truth Coming Out Of Her Well To Shame Mankind” on Tumblr. Painted in 1896, it depicts a naked woman climbing out of a well, looking unkempt and either anguished or enraged. It’s not a particularly famous painting, but it’s become a touchstone in certain corners of the internet.

Artist Jean Léon Gerome portrayed “Truth” staring angrily out at the viewer, avoiding the sultry coyness of your average historical nude. She looks like she means business, and intentionally or not, she’s now the 19th century equivalent of a feminist reaction gif.


There’s a longstanding trope of Truth appearing alongside her protector Time, with Truth portrayed as a passively nude woman, and Time as a scythe-wielding old man. “Truth Coming Out Of Her Well To Shame Mankind” is basically the opposite of this image.

This vision of Truth is aggressive and un-decorative, making her a lot more relatable than the silent beauty of other allegorical nudes. Even the painting’s title is badass, suggesting a disgruntled Truth dragging herself out of bed to deal with some mansplainers. 


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pink party

August 06 2017






do you ever watch something and think “this was written by a man”

i was up late night watching an episode of criminal minds fairly recently, for lack of a better thing to do. in the opening scene there are these two girls getting into their car in like a supermarket parking lot, not very well lit, in the middle of the night. another car drives up right behind theirs and won’t move out of the way so this one girl is like “im gonna go see what this guy’s problem is” and gets out of the car, in a poorly lit parking lot, to confront a man who was behaving aggressively to them.

so that was the precise moment i realised that episode was written by a man.

I was watching an episode of CSI where the entire reason they were going forward with the case was that ‘no woman would wear a bra this expensive without also wearing the matching panties’.  What porn logic is this?  I was, at that moment, wearing the exact bra the Jane Doe was wearing and fuck no I didn’t spring for the matching panties.  Even if I did, I wouldn’t wear them as often as a bra.  Panties I wash daily.  Bras? Not so much.

But in CSI World, police resources were being mobilized on how irregular it would be for a woman to wear a $36 bra, but not caring about how she would look in just underthings.

Never mind not matching, but that they think $36 is expensive for a bra is probably the number one sign it was written by a man.

In Star Wars Padmé goes for Anakin while Ewan McGregor is around

August 05 2017

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a series : sanctus [part 2]

part 1

prints are available!

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just added a few new pins to my shop https://shop.paperbeatsscissors.com/

July 01 2017

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Soon I will bench press a tank

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