Krita for Concept Artists

This course is for illustration artists who want to integrate 3D modeling skills and 2D digital painting skills into their workflow. We will learn how to use Krita and Blender to create unique pre-production character designs and concept art for 3D animation.

by David Revoy

The 3-day course at the Blender Institute covers the following topics:

Day 1: Finding the character
We begin by creating a collection of speedpainting illustrations for our 3D animation character.

  • speed-painting techniques
  • creating variations and development
  • anatomy for 3D characters

Day 2: Fleshing out the character
We choose a design and start to refine our character using Krita and Blender.

  • character personality poses (anatomical study)
  • expression sheet
  • coloring
  • Shading and lighting

Day 3: Model Sheets
We will create a template for 3D modeling and learn how to use it in order to provide visual information for 3D modeling and rigging artists.

  • model sheet
  • construction notes: interaction of body and hair, clothes, fur, gears, props, abilities, etc.

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This course has a waiting list. Send a mail to training(at) – we will notify you about the next date for the course.

Course details

Next date: unscheduled (courses require a minimum of 5 registrations to be scheduled)
Duration: 3 days
Lessons: 10:00 to 16:30h (including 1 hour lunchbreak)
Address: Buikslotermeerplein 161, 1025 ET Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Opening hours: Classroom, canteen and meeting space are open from 9:30 to 18:00h.

Costs: € 950

  • Price includes 21% VAT
  • Including lunch and all the coffee/tea/soda/cookies you can find in Blender Institute (self-service)
  • Printed certificate at end of the course.

Class room equipment

Each student gets a well prepared Linux workstation. If you wish you can bring your own laptop for the course days as well.


The Blender Institute is located perfectly for people arriving both by public transport or car. With the metro line 52 it’s just 5 minutes to Central Station. The building is also close to the A10 highway. There is plenty of affordable parking space (10 euro for a full day).

On request we can send you a list of affordable hotels nearby.

Terms and conditions

We aim for 100% customer satisfaction. However, courses are commercial ventures in which Blender Institute invested quite a lot to make this possible. For that reason we have a well defined refund policy. Our standard terms and conditions can be downloaded here.