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hzulla
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Hey there,

is there a good, kids-friendly, welcoming tutorial to Krita and/or digital drawing that you can recommend for primary school age kids?

I'm a nerd dad, so I already teach my kids how to use the computer. We code using Scratch, tinker with electronics, use a word processor, play a video game together. My kids have a Raspberry Pi and their own accounts on the family's computer.

But I can't draw. My 9yr old kid knows how to draw - does it all the time, much better than me, we have ever-growing stacks of paper in the kids' room - and since being told during a comics workshop by a professional comics artist that pros use a graphics tablet to colourize their work, my kid is very very motivated to learn digital drawing.

By now, we have bought a used Wacom tablet in very good condition. It works fine, even with the Raspberry Pi.

We tried using Gimp, but it was too complicated to use and my kid found no fun in that. MyPaint is actually really great for the target audience, but the fill function is buggy and sometimes crashes the application, so my kid was easily frustrated while using it. Also, MyPaint turned out to be too slow on the Raspberry Pi, so we moved the Wacom to the "real" computer.

No we installed Krita and my kid is very much in love with the application. But this is a 9yr old who is just beginning to use a computer. And worse, I can't explain the techniques of digital drawing or the secrets of the Wacom tablet.

I'm aware that most of you learned all of this just by trying it out on your own and my kid will probably be finde doing that, too.

But still, can you recommend any good tutorials for the little beginners?

(Also, if anyone reading this is offering workshops for primary school kids in Northern Germany, please do contact me.)
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I wish I knew of any! It would be so awesome to have tutorials like that, but I've never found any.
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There is this really nice bob ross follow-along tutorial series made by a highschool teacher, and I think it'll work for primary school as well. It is in English though.
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Thanks, that looks very good. I will try live-translating while watching it with my kid and we try to follow the tutorial.

That said, the Bob Ross tutorial still doesn't really explain the real basics in a kid-friendly manner. If anyone of the krita tutorial-makers out there would want to do one or two introductions for primary school kids, that would be a very welcome addition.

Thanks to everybody!
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hzulla wrote:Hey there,

is there a good, kids-friendly, welcoming tutorial to Krita and/or digital drawing that you can recommend for primary school age kids?

I'm a nerd dad, so I already teach my kids how to use the computer. We code using Scratch, tinker with electronics, use a word processor, play a video game together. My kids have a Raspberry Pi and their own accounts on the family's computer.

But I can't draw. My 9yr old kid knows how to draw - does it all the time, much better than me, we have ever-growing stacks of paper in the kids' room - and since being told during a comics workshop by a professional comics artist that pros use a graphics tablet to colourize their work, my kid is very very motivated to learn digital drawing.

By now, we have bought a used Wacom tablet in very good condition. It works fine, even with the Raspberry Pi.

We tried using Gimp, but it was too complicated to use and my kid found no fun in that. MyPaint is actually really great for the target audience, but the fill function is buggy and sometimes crashes the application, so my kid was easily frustrated while using it. Also, MyPaint turned out to be too slow on the Raspberry Pi, so we moved the Wacom to the "real" computer.

No we installed Krita and my kid is very much in love with the application. But this is a 9yr old who is just beginning to use a computer. And worse, I can't explain the techniques of digital drawing or the secrets of the Wacom tablet.

I'm aware that most of you learned all of this just by trying it out on your own and my kid will probably be finde doing that, too.

But still, can you recommend any good tutorials for the little beginners?

(Also, if anyone reading this is offering workshops for primary school kids in Northern Germany, please do contact me.)



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Hi Hzulla.

Currently I'm building a website called Krita-Tutorials (https://kritatutorials.com). I'm planning to put a lot of contents in this site.
I will try to explain and organizer the tutorials so they are easy to follow even for young kids.
Besides Krita, I'm also planning to add fundamental drawing/art related topics in this site. I'll be using Krita as the demo tool, but for these basic topics students can follow even if they only use pencil and paper.
Let me know what type of tutorials or contents that you might be interested in.

Regards,
Widhi Muttaqien

 
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