Krita is a KDE program for sketching and painting, offering an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters. Fields of painting that Krita explicitly supports are concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering. Modelled on existing real-world painting materials and workflows, Krita supports creative working by getting out of the way and with a snappy response.
Note that when we say "Krita is a KDE program", that doesn't mean you need to run the Plasma Desktop to run Krita. It means that Krita as a project is proud to be part of the wonderful KDE community and uses the great framework technology that the KDE community develops.. You can run Krita on Windows, Gnome, XFCE, and if you spend some effort even on OSX.
There are three versions of Krita: Krita Sketch, for touch devices, Krita Desktop desktop systems and finally Krita Studio, which is like Krita Desktop but supported by KO GmbH.
Install stable version into Linux Mint:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install krita
Currently, the latest version 2.9, you can install from another repository:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:dimula73/krita sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install krita-2.9 sudo mv /usr/share/applications/kde4/krita.desktop /usr/share/applications/