Kylo Ren & Captain Phasma – Digital Painting

So I’d been working on an art piece for some time.
As usual I started it and abandoned it…again.
It kept nagging my head for a long while and finallyย  I took it up spent the whole day on it…again! ๐Ÿ˜€

I think this is my most detailed(and frustrating) Digital Painting I’ve done.
I’ve spent countless hours on it and I know its not perfect ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
So I had to push myself to quit and start working on other pending stuff in my life ๐Ÿ˜›

And without much further ado:


Kylo Ren & Captain Phasma – Star Wars – The Force Awakens – Digital Painting


Kylo Ren & Captain Phasma – Star Wars – The Force Awakens – Digital Painting

Its done in this amazing Free & Open Source Software available on Planet Earth – Krita
If you haven’t heard of it check it out –

Wacom One Tablet; Reference images; Krita

Bit of the workflow:
I had a white layer as background, a grey layer to outline, another layer just to paint the whole thing, another layer for snow, a separate layer for black patches of darkness, another for the blue patches of light and finally one for snow.

That sounds like a lot but trust me people work with tons more. ๐Ÿ˜

Oh yeah the date and signature on another layer ๐Ÿ˜›

All the brushes were the default ones in Krita. Nothing external was used.
Try toย  get the outline right.
I had major problems drawing horizontal lines, so one way which i used was to rotate the image 90 degrees and work by drawing vertical lines which are much easier.

The steel-ish color’s where achieved by using different shades of grey and smoothly combining them.

Commonly used brushes were (Bristles Textured, Basic Circle, Smudge)

If you’re a beginner like me in Digital Painting and wondering where to start then:
1. Forget Everything
2. Take a Star Wars character
3. Draw!

Yup you must.
“Do or Do Not. There is No Try” – Yoda

Its the only way you’ll ever progress and the better way to gain more experience and understanding of the Software(krita) and your workflow.

So that’s all from me! ๐Ÿ™‚
Have a great day!

Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ˜€

May The Force Be With You




Darth Vader in Digital/Traditional Art

As much as I love Art, I love Star Wars and its never ending universe.
Though I haven’t read the books, I’ve watched all the films, and its blows me away every time.
Simplyย  because there nothing like it and the possibilities are just infinite. The massiveness, the philosophy and the fight between the dark and the light – a great combo.
Darth Vader has been one of my favorite characters from the Star Wars saga.
I made a ball point sketch of him before with a ordinary Reynolds ball point pen, but as always I like taking my art further.
And Here came Inkscape and its vector graphics abilities to the rescue.
I love Open Source and this software in particular.
I’ve used it in several Graphic projects of mine and found it quite reliable and very easy to use.

Darth Vader - Created in Inkscape
Darth Vader – Created in Inkscape
Darth Vader - Ball Point
Darth Vader – Ball Point

P.s. You can use it on your Facebook Timeline Covers as long as you don’t erase the label at the bottom :P. Or just link the CC license ๐Ÿ™‚

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