Continuing the discussion from This Art Showcase Contains Cute:
I am curious of how you made lines so smooth in MyPaint? My lines are always shaked in MyPaint, :). what brushes are you using to paint these works?
This would make a good FAQ question. I’m not speaking for @Jdan-S here, I’ll leave their answer to the Showcase Thread of D… aaaawwww~! For artists wanting to make smooth Anime/MLP outlines, there’s a few features for making smooth lines in MyPaint 1.2.0 and beyond:
The old way is to increase the Slow Tracking setting for the brush you’re using. It’s most accessible from the Tool Options dock panel (cog icon on the UI Toolbar) when you are painting in freehand mode. You’ll see a slider labelled “Smooth:” when the panel is docked
The new way is to use the Inking Tool that was introduced in 1.2.0. This is basically a system for making freehand smoother for flowy inky lines. It respects the Slow Tracking setting, but it’s more controllable: you lay down a bunch of control points, and you can tweak them after drawing. The disadvantage to the inking tool is that when you click on the button to say the stroke is done, you can’t finesse it any further.
You can use the Lines and Curves tool as well, but it’s much more limited, and probably not what you want. It’s a bit harder to use, and it doesn’t respect the Slow Tracking setting - it’s more about exact shapes than smoothing out lines.