Free Krita tutorial for game artists

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A free Krita course focusing on the tools the program offers for game artists and digital painters. It covers everything you need to work efficiently.

Make Professional Painterly Game Art with Krita

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Want to go a step further and learn to make professional sprites? Then, this course is for you.

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Do you want to become a better 2d game artist?

You came to the right place! Using Krita, a free and open source painting application, Game Art Quest will show you both essential concepts and concrete techniques professionals use on a daily basis. The first course in the series is completely free (6 hours of tutorials).

In this series, I run you through the process of creating professional sprites for games. I share my workflow and productivity tricks. Not only that! I will show you that Krita is the leading Free and Open Source digital painting program today.

To become a more efficient artist, you have to sharpen your observation skills and explore fundamental techniques. These are the same regardless of the tools you are using, so the concepts you will learn apply to any painting application.

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The second course (not available anymore) also covers the unique constraints game artists face in their work. You have to make assets with a target resolution and camera in mind. You have to carefully draw your alpha masks. More importantly, as a game artist, your art has to support the gameplay: it shapes the game experience.

Game Art Quest was funded on Kickstarter by 424 artists!

Who am I to teach you game art?

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I’m Nathan, a game designer. I run GDQuest, a Youtube channel dedicated to game art and game design. Every week, I release a new tutorial. I have released more than 200 videos already! You can find most of them in the tutorial section.