It's only been a few months since the exciting release of Krita 4.0, but the new 4.1 version clearly shows the Krita Foundation is not at rest. With excellent updates in color blending, image reference, and animation tools, you have to check this out...now.
If you're not familiar with Krita, it is a completely free, full-featured digital painting studio, perfect for artists in all areas. And, just because it's free, don't be disillusioned. It has come a long way in recent years, and really is incredible.
Some of the newly improved features in this point release are as follows:
Reference Images Tool - This tool now allows you to add multiple reference images, while controlling scale, rotation, opacity, and saturation. Also, you can now save your reference images into your working file.
Animation - Frame management options abound with this update, including the ability to move, add, and copy frames. Timeline display has also been improved, but the animation cache swapping is a really big deal, as you can now handle large animations much easier.
Color Picker Blending - Pick a small amount of color to mix in with your currently chosen color, just like real-life color mixing.
Vanishing Point Assistants - Now you can control the color of each assistant.
Sessions and Window Layouts - Further than recalled workspaces, especially if you work with multiple monitors, Window layouts store multiple windows, layouts, and positions. And Sessions remembers your open windows and documents, so you can pick up right where you left off.
But, there is even more in this release, which you can see for yourself on the website, here.
If you haven't tried Krita, I highly recommend checking it out. I'm fairly certain you'll be glad you did.