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Krita Watercolor Set v1.01 by GrindGod Krita Watercolor Set v1.01 by GrindGod
Making this Set of Brushes for Digital Painting with the touch of simulated watercolors was a challenge i set for myself. In my eyes watercolors are one of the most difficult disciplines to learn in traditional painting. Making tools that simulate this dynamics is as difficult. I am not very experienced in aquarelle painting, therefor it is hard to say how good this tools do their job. I have done research, compared it with other brushsets (e.g in mypaint and corel painter), scanned images of watercolor, looked at watercolor paintings  from traditional masters - so i can say i have done my homework and did the best i can, to provide you with a nice brushset to create stunning watercolor paintings! Feedback is always welcome.

The basic idea behind the presets is to simulate and control the diffusion of water by pressure with scatter and rotation settings combined with opacity and colorchange-rate. More pressure - more scatter less opacity - this is the basic formula. All brushes are set to a relative low size ~30-100 pixels, but from my testing i can say that all work and look good in a range of 50%-200% of the base. 

The Toolicons i used for this set are taken from David Revoy's Mypaint V6 Brushpack :icondeevad:
I like the icons of his brushset and i think that they fit very well into Krita.

Never heard about Krita? Learn more...

I have made this set primary for Krita 2.8+ There is an important difference in the brush dynamics (scatter setting) between version 2.8 and 2.7. Therefor i made an extra set of adjusted presets for version 2.7 that is included in the zip file. It works and it looks okay... but it is better to use this Set with the version i made it for.

Use this without any restrictions! (CC-0)

No Attribution required, but if you want to credit me you can link to this set, my profile or my blog
I surely like backlinks =P (Razz) 

I wish you a Merry X-mas and have fun with the new painting tools :)


The Krita Watercolor Set is also integrated in the Modular Brushset V4


v1.01 [04.11.14] - removed old 2.7 presets

Examples of Usage:  Love 
(G+ Links)

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entropicprince Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this what i have been looking for thanks. :)
Niphredill Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Thank you so much for this!
Oriva-Khimaira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
thank you!
DreamWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014   General Artist
Thank you!!!
DreamWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014   General Artist
These are amazing! I just tried them. Thank you SO much!
GrindGod Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Nice! Thanks for the Feedback :)
DreamWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014   General Artist
Thank YOU!
stoffkimba Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OK, don't misunderstand me, but I think I've just fallen in love with you. ^^; Spaß beiseite. This set is the best I've come across since the watercolor stuff of Corel Painter - and much easier to use (CP is such a hassle, and unstable, bleh). As you might see from my icon 99% of what I do is in done in watercolors, so while I'm not the expert of experts, I can tell you your set comes close enough for me to actually give digital painting a real try (like, for real :3 ). So. Thank you!!! orz
GrindGod Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Ha, you made my day! :D

The translation of traditional media into digital painting applications has been an important aspect of my work. I think this set is actually the best result i have reached so far. But it also has to be said that krita's brushengine has improved greatly making this possible. If someone asks me, what i think is the best painting applictation to simulate traditional painting, then i can honestly say itīs krita. In this special branch it has taken over a leading position. Even Artrage or Mypaint, what where my favorite applications a while ago donīt beat the versatility and professional approach of krita. And corel... has been always to unstable and too slow for me.

But i digress^^ Thank you very much for this nice feedback - it means a lot to me :)
sprallsi Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Thanks for sharing!
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