MyPaint has simplicity, but gives you all the tools you need to make great art. MyPaint began in 2004 when Martin Renold bought his own Wacom graphics tablet. He noticed that the program he used sometimes would make a stroke when writing too fast. He thinks he can be more expressive if the brush reacts differently to pressure and speed.
Martin wrote a few prototypes, and applied what he’d learned in his engineering studies. His simple program grew into a brush editor with a simple digital canvas. In 2006 Martin released version 0.4, and thought it was complete. The app now did everything he wanted it to do, but artists found it and began to use it. Some of them asked for features that Martin also wanted, so development continued. Since then, many more have contributed to the code, or spread the word about MyPaint on the Internet.
Fast-forward to today. My Paint is a nimble, distraction-free, and easy tool for digital painters. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices. Its brush engine is versatile and configurable, and it provides useful, productive tools.
The standard brushes can emulate traditional media like charcoal, pencils, ink, or paint. But you don’t have to limit yourself to just the standard ones. It’s easy to make expressive, artful new brushes that don’t respond like anything conventional.
It has an intuitive interface that offers quick access to the main functions of the program. Special emphasis is placed on a clean work environment and gives you the possibility to only focus on the drawing process.
Fullscreen mode declutters the interface, leaving you with just your brush and your creativity. You can still reveal the tools you want, when you need them. This distraction-free approach means you can focus better on the art you make, not the tool you make it with.
Requirements: Windows XP64 / Vista64 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 64
Download: MyPaint 2.0.1 (32-Bit) | 36.3 MB – Open Source
Download: MyPaint 2.0.1 (64-Bit) | 37.0 MB – Open Source
Author: Martin Renold