Krita Meets Bob Ross, parts 6-9 - Krita Art - Viking Visual

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Last time we added some water to our picture of "happy little clouds." We also learned about making our own brushes and colors for our work.

This time, we get to build the mountains that Bob Ross is famous for.

Part 6 - "Wonderful Pollution"

What? I can assure you this part has nothing to do with pollution and everything to do with creating your first mountain.

This lesson, we start off building another new brush. Again, the brush he used is no longer in Krita, so I ended up using what's called the "Wet Knife" to begin with and followed the rest of the instructions given.

On a new layer, we use the new brush to create our mountains. Then we use a smudger to fade the mountain into the clouds/mists below.

Here's my image now.
mistymountains2_mountain_1_reduced.jpg

Maybe I'm easily impressed by these mountains feel really good, but we're not done yet.

Part 7

Now, we edit our brush in new ways to create a great pattern/texture to put snow on our mountains.
He also shows us how to rotate our canvas so that we can make better use of an angled brush.
I also used my smudge brush at 50% opacity because it felt like I needed a little smoothing of my snowy mountain.

Here's where I am now.
mistymountains2_mountain_2_reduced.jpg
My mountain is a little too wavy, but it's still heaps better than anything I've ever done before.

Part 8

This one was just for people who have tilt sensitivity on their graphics tablets. Mine does not, so though I listened to it, I didn't do anything with it.

Part 9

We were shown how to change the preview icon for our new brushes if/when we want to.
For those new to using layers, he also showed how one can select the layer and move it to a different position on the canvas.

We also added a new cloud layer to make our mountains truly mystic.

Here's how my project looks now.
mistymountains2_mountain_3_reduced.jpg

I really liked that addition. It really seems to help the mountains stand out.

Next time, we get to play with new brushes and colors to add foothills.

Created using Krita (freeware) and a Huion H610Pro. Crossposted on Steem, Whaleshares, Weku, Hyperspace.


Previous Krita Tutorials

Bob Ross Tutorials
Krita Meets Bob Ross parts 1-3, parts 4-5,
Painting in the Style of Bob Ross



Lori Svensen
author/designer at A'mara Books
photographer/graphic artist for Viking Visual
verified author on Goodreads
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blogging on: Steem, Whaleshares, WeKu, Hyperspace, Jamaa

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It's looking good! I have enjoyed watching the progress. And any Bob Ross is good!

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I loved watching him as a child - and he's just as good now. Once I'm through this tutorial and maybe a couple more, I may make it a challenge to follow all of his programs - I think they're all on YouTube now. That would be fun.

I am working on (I think) two posts from now - though I didn't today - too many loud kids in the house... But I got my first trees done and despite the fact I didn't have the right brush (Krita discontinued it), I think it looks amazing!

Anyway, always fun chatting with you.

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Happy little trees! I think this will be a fun exercise whether you use it for your books or not. Just a new art form to play with.

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Yep - and a new lot of art to feed you here on Steem! You will be addicted to my happy little clouds, and happy little trees. Oh, that guy was a wonderful, peaceful soul! I'm sure he's teaching art somewhere else now.

From time to time, I'm sure I'll do a Terrenden landscape, so yeah, these will happen on their own, I'm sure.

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He is absolutely teaching art somewhere else! He's in my magic dinner party. I had a thing with a friend maybe 25 years ago. Who would you invite to a dinner party? Or, who would you have just hanging out in your living room for random chats? Bob was near the top of my list.

How cool that he gets to be a part of your book! I'm sure he would be proud!

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For some reason I am craving popcorn.

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