The latest Krita version 3.1 has been released at 13 December 2016. And this latest version is already available for Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10 from the Snap Packages "repository". Here is how to do the installation.
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What Is "Snap Packages"?

Snap is a new system to install software in Ubuntu (and another different distros) in a single package file containing complete dependencies for every application. A Snap package is a single file with .snap extension on its name. Currently, Snap packages are delivered from You should have internet access for your Ubuntu computer. A complete explanation about Snap packages is available at

Check The Snap Availability

Do this command line:

$ snap find krita
and you should see the avalable version of krita package in the Terminal:

Install Krita Snap Package

Do this command line:

$ sudo snap install krita
Note: you still need "sudo" here.

Check Installed Krita Package

Do this command line:

$ snap list
then see if there is a krita name listed on the Terminal output:

Run Krita

Now you can find Krita 3.1 available in Ubuntu menu. Run it.

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