Pinta provides two tools for drawing (painting) directly to the image: the Pencil and the Brush.
The Pencil tool uses a hard edge and there's only one width and type of pencil. Whereas the Brush tool can be used to paint with smooth edges and you can change the width and type of brush (normal, circles, grid, splatter and squares).
Before selecting the Pencil* or Brush**, it is recommended to add a new layer to the workpage so that it is easier to isolate/edit your pencil and brush stokes in the future.
Select the Pencil from the Tools menu.
Select the Brush from the Tools menu.
Select the desired brush width (1-55) from the Brush width in the Tools Settings Bar.
Select the desired brush type from the Type in the Tools Settings Bar.
Brush Type When Use? Example Normal Simple brush stroke Circles Circular brush strokes Grid Grid-like brush strokes Splatter Splatter brush strokes Squares Square brush strokes