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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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kitcatlove1298 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
sorry if this has been asked a lot but how do you get these brushes on krita? i dont have a folder just for krita and the file wont just download onto krita. help please?
GrindGod Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014   Digital Artist
1. In Krita open the Edit Menu - at the bottom should be an entry - Resources   > Open Resources Folder
2. Unzip the downloaded file and copy the brushes and the paintoppresets folders to that location.
kitcatlove1298 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
i got it found out how to download it.
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!
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