Imagine drawing anywhere with your tablet. It's now possible! KDE and KO GmbH have released Krita Sketch, the first tablet and ultrabook version of Krita, the award-winning digital painting application. Optimized for touch screens and developed with a QML interface, Krita Sketch provides everything needed to create artwork from beginning to end.
Krita Sketch was developed in partnership with Intel for a major marketing campaign. Version 1.0 for Windows 7 and Windows 8 is available for free from Intel AppUp. Krita Sketch is free software and is also available as source code from the Calligra git repository.
Krita Sketch has many of the same advanced features as the famous Krita application for desktop computers:
Discover your creativity with the intuitive, fluid and powerful interface of Krita Sketch.
Timothee Giet (aka animtim), a French artist using Free Software working with Krita said, "The brush presets are revolutionary, and the smooth modern interface never interrupts your workflow while painting". Timothee contributed to the interface of Krita Sketch. Professional artists use Krita for its powerful features and smooth workflow. Krita Sketch allows all this power to be available at the tip of your finger on a tablet.
Krita Sketch is a QML application that re-uses the existing Krita engine and plugins, so it will be an easy port to Plasma Active, KDE's Plasma Workspace for mobile devices. Qt makes it easy to create the necessary packages for touch screens on Linux.
Stichting Krita Foundation, the Krita Foundation, has also been announced to support Krita development and promotion. Please support the Krita Foundation with a subscription or a one time donation.
Sketching, painting, drawing and creating comic characters has never been so easy or satisfying. For accomplished artists and anyone else who wants to express themselves creatively!