What are the best free tools for creating digital art?

I would love to know what tools you use to create your digital art. It would be even better if they were free.

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Zapandilla
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1 month ago

Hey! I agree with Juliette. Autodesk Sketchbook is really good for starting. I also use Krita and it’s really good once you get the hang of it, I even made some simple animations with it 🙂

Zapandilla
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1 month ago
Reply to  Artsyza

hmmm Krita is not specific for animations so the tool is still very basic. You can make simple frame by frame animations so I use it for that. If you want to animate more complex stuff I’d recommend Blender, it’s a bit complicated to learn at the beginning but once you get the hang of it it’s a very good tool and there are a gazillion tutorials out there. You can do 2D and 3D animation with it as well as editing normal videos.

Juliette Bérubé
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1 month ago
Reply to  Zapandilla

I agree with Zapandilla. Krita and Procreate are for really basic animations like little gifs. I personally use TVPaint or Animate CC to create bigger animations. Of course, they are expensive so that is always a bummer.

Juliette Bérubé
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1 month ago

Hi! Great apps that I love for digital art are Photoshop, Sketchbook and Procreate. Of course, Photoshop is expensive so I don’t really use it outside of school. Procreate is only 13,99$ CAD so it is not that expensive but if you don’t like it it’s kind of disappointing to have paid for it. There is Sketchbook which is 100% free and really user-friendly. I also know Krita that is free but I never used it and I think you can only download it on a computer, but I am not sure. Hope this helps!

Misul
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1 month ago

These are some great suggestions. I’ve never heard of Krita before so I might check that one out. I like to test out everything before committing to one. Which is easier to do if they are free!

Rie Strandager
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24 days ago

Krita on computer, IbispaintX on my samsung tablet ^_^

Afifah Shahid
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1 month ago

Heyy. I use a Wacom Intuos tablet that connects to my laptop which only costs $100 but it doesn’t draw directly on the screen so it’s a bit harder to draw and you need to have good eye-hand coordination. I also use Medibang Paint Pro which can be downloaded for free.

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