GSoC idea

Aca Markovic zrtvaaa at
Mon Mar 23 21:36:14 CET 2009

Hello Boudewijn,
Thanks for a quick reply!
I took a look at Art Rage, and I really like it! Now I understand the
project a little bit better, but I still think that my experience with the
project I mentioned might help me :)
Is there a place where I can look at the interface of the existing tools and
functions already implemented in Krita, which I could than use to make the
Sketch-pad interface?
Also, I was wondering how would you like the sketch pad to be added? Like a
special "view", like a completely different program (Krita lite, Krita
sketch ? :) ), like a special "mode"...? I was first thinking about just
implementing a toolbar, but because of the multiple to single layer
transition, I think that is not an option?

Also, I was wondering is the design of the interface (color choosers etc)
already predefined? Should it be similar to Krita, or perhaps, should it be
something more appealing to children who like to sketch? :)

Best regards,

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 1:35 PM, Boudewijn Rempt <boud at> wrote:

> On Mon, 23 Mar 2009, Aca Markovic wrote:
> > Hello everybody!
> >
> > My name iz Aleksandar, and I'm CS student at Belgrade University.
> Hi Aleksandar, good to see that you've made it over here to our mailing
> list!
> >
> > As my GSoC project I would like to take " Sketch-pad interface for Krita
> ".
> >
> > Few years ago, my little sister didn't like any of the paint programs she
> > came across, so I've done a small paint in Java for her.
> >
> > The mini-paint I implemented had the following features:
> > - free-hand drawing with a pencil and differently shaped brushes (square
> and
> > circle of different sizes)
> > - free-hand eraser of similar shapes and sizes
> > - drawing of circles, ellipses (separate!  not irritating like in MS
> paint -
> > always an ellipse), squares, rectangles (also separately)
> > - drawing of polygons, with an option to close an open polygon, and also
> an
> > option to move a point of the polygon
> >
> > Having that experience in mind, and my C++ skills, I have a good idea how
> I
> > would implement something similar in Krita.
> The sketch-pad idea, however, is less about implementing new tools and
> brush
> engines -- Krita already contains these -- but about creating a specialized
> user interface for Krita, on top of the existing code and plugins.
> Something
> more like Art Rage or MyPaint -- an interface specialized for, mainly,
> freehand
> sketching.
> > I would like to get in contact with possible mentor to discuss details of
> > implementation and all  features that are needed.
> We don't assign mentors to projects before the selection process is done;
> all
> applications are collected
> >
> > Thanks ahead,
> > Aca
> >
> _______________________________________________
> kimageshop mailing list
> kimageshop at
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...

More information about the kimageshop mailing list