Although there are plenty of decent illustration tools out there, there's no need to worry if you haven't got any money to pay for the best options. There are alternative solutions that can help you out in the computer-aided drawing and illustration world. One of them is Krita, that as well as having a version for Windows, also comes along with an application to be used on your Mac desktop.
A solid development with over 10 years of experience
We're not talking about any old drawing tool. This project has been going on for over 10 years that have helped to configure one of the most interesting open source drawing apps around. It comes along with many different functions and features to offer amateur illustrators a user experience that can lead to almost professional results.
A powerful illustration tool that you won't believe is free.
Among the latter we have to point out:
- Customizable user interface adapted to the artist's work.
- 3 brush stabilizers.
- Pop-up palette that's activated with the right button and offers a shortcut to all its options without abandoning the workflow.
- 9 customizable brushes to adjust them to your working method.
- Resource manager that allows you to create your own tools.
- Design assistants.
- Layer manager.
- Flexible system to select elements.
- Color manager.
- HDR support.
- Practice mode.
This a simple program for computer-aided drawing enthusiasts that, despite incorporating a practice mode, could do with a tutorial with tips and advice to work with it.
Krita vs GIMP: which one's better?
It's most fierce rival is definitely the most popular open-source drawing program around, and there are plenty of fans of one application and the other, although GIMP has many more. The problem is that this is like using AVID or Adobe Premiere... is one better than the other? No, it all depends on which tool you know how to use.
The truth is that they both offer you the decent results, although the main difference lies in their interface, being one of them modular (which is very flexible) and the other one compact. It's up to you.