I'm trying to emulate the following in Krita:

I take a graphite stick and rub it on a piece of paper. I then rub off the loose pieces of graphite onto a cloth. I then rub this cloth onto a piece of paper, varying the pressure to create various tonal values. I then take a circular eraser and lightly fade out certain areas to create 'cloud like' effects.

In Krita I have tried using various brushes and erasers to replicate this, but to no avail.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.

  • I guess your work movements are decisive for the result. Computer simulations are much more limited, one set of settings can produce a limited part of what's possible with real materials under skilled hands. A high quality photo (not a muddy unsharp noisy mess by smartphone in poor light) of your manually achieved result increase your possibilies to get something usable. include different phases. – user287001 Dec 9 '19 at 9:52
  • If you are willing to use another application, MyPaint (also free) has really good pencil smudging brushes. See example. I've found it to be somewhat unique for simulating traditional media compared to other paint programs. – Billy Kerr Dec 12 '19 at 9:41

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