MyPaint is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.

  • Available for Windows and GNU/Linux
  • Designed for pressure sensitive¬†graphics tablets
  • Simple and minimalistic user interface
  • Extensive brush creation and configuration options
  • Unlimited canvas (you never have to resize)
  • Basic layer support


Install MyPaint via PPA:

MyPaint is available in Ubuntu universe repository, but it’s old. To get the latest, add MyPaint testing PPA (supports Ubuntu Lucid, Maverick, Natty, Oneiric):

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:achadwick/mypaint-testing
sudo apt-get update

Then install MyPaint in Ubuntu Software Center, or via:

sudo apt-get install mypaint mypaint-data-hires

MyPaint HomePage: