RZV Krita BrushKit
Sun 11 June 2017 2D brush Krita paint , 0 comments
Thu 22 March 2018

With the release of Krita v4.0.0 the RZV Krita BrushKit need its own upgrade. And here we have it! With v3.00 of RZV Krita BrushKit, this set has been completely reworked. I’ve only kept the really different brush presets to improve upon the already excellent new default set from Krita v4.0.0. I have no complaints about the new default set, it in fact has forced me to remove quite a few brush presets from the previous versions of RZV Krita BrushKit. This is excellent news! It pushes us to make better quality assets and with that said, I hope you still enjoy this brush pack!


The RZV Krita BrushKit is based on other software (Photoshop, Corel) presets I saw in tutorials and speedpaintings made by people like Sinix, Atey Ghailan, The Art of Aaron Blaise, Simon Stålenhag, Sergey Kolesov, Piotr Jabłoński, Marco Bucci and many other amazing artists. With this pack I hope to have made a good enough job so that no matter your style, you will find what you need. The artists I enumerated have massively different styles, going from very digital-like to a traditional look that feels unreal for a digital painting.


The RZV Krita BrushKit follows the default categorization from Krita v4.0.0. The following image shows the categories, on the left hand side, in which the brushes are and are given the tags on the right. With very few exceptions they follow the tag list on the right.

Now it’s up to you to play with them, experiment and pick your favorites! Have fun and I hope you enjoy them!



  • 2018.03.22: v3.00 Major overhaul, the pack has been trimmed and brushes have been given names following the default categorization from Krita v4.0.0. They have been also placed in the default tags for easy access and have a master RZV tag for isolating if needed. The thumbnails have been all re-worked to be seamlessly integrated in the Krita default set.
  • 2018.02.16: v2.20 Minor modifications to the brushes, most notably the DR (Dry Rake), everything else is not really that noticeable
  • 2018.01.28: v2.10 Changed (for the better I hope) the hair brush and iterated quite a bit on the traditional brushes to optimize and get a more natural feeling. Also tweaked some of the textured brushes.
  • 2018.01.13: v2.01 C06-C08 use non-randomized pattern offsets
  • 2018.01.09: v2.00 Increase size of brushes to make sense for large canvas. ADD (C12) traditional wet oil brush. REMOVE (A01) basic preset in favor of default ink GPEN presets. Also REMOVE tree brushes. I found that I’m not using them at all. Minor changes to a couple of other traditional brushes.
  • 2018.01.03: v1.21 Optimize for large canvases (change of spacing mostly) 2018.01.03: v1.20 A few modifications here and there after painting for a while to optimize brush strokes especially for textured and traditional presets
  • 2017.11.09: v1.10 A total of 71 presets are included in this release. There were also too many changes and refinements to keep track of. A number of traditional mimicking brush presets have been created with the idea of creating a complete (or as close to complete as possible) set that would resemble very closely traditional brushes on canvas, including dry brushes, bristle brushes and a versatile oil brush. This would be the hallmark of this release, refinement and improvement to the traditional media brush presets. Along those a number of small changes have been made to the digital brushes category and a few more brushes were included here as well.
  • 2017.08.14: v1.00 - complete overhaul with too many changes to be noted in the change log. Easiest is to just go over the description above and especially experiment a lot with the presets. I can finally call it “version 1.00”
  • 2017.07.18: v0.04 included 9 more presets and rearranged the categories a bit. New additions are of more traditional type (the A series), but as well as more textured brushes (B category) & digital impasto feel (C category). Moved Variable Roundish & Variable Squares to the (D series) alongside the Smoke & Repetitive Structure brushes. Repetitive Structure has been updated for better quality and more sharpness as well. This means that it has different brush tip as well, but it should be a lot more useful overall

download & install

This BrushKit can be downloaded from here: RZV-Krita-BrushKit.

To install, unzip the archive, then just go to Settings > Manage Resources in Krita and choose Import Bundles. Remember to restart Krita after importing. That’s all, enjoy!

Source: you can find the source of the bundle on the gitlab server: RZV-Krita-BrushKit SOURCE should you want to look at it yourself.


The RZV Krita BrushKit is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 to “Răzvan C. Rădulescu, https://razcore.gitlab.io”.

You are free to use the RZV Krita BrushKit for yourself and for commercial purposes, but in case of redistribution, commercialization or modifying the brush kit the attribution is necessary.

The attribution is not necessary if you use it or if you take screenshots/screencasts with it visible.