MyPaint – Touch Sensitive Graphics Tablet Enabled Digital Painting App for Ubuntu for Artists


MyPaint is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital artists with ability to work on pressure sensitive graphics tablets. 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. It comes with various pencils brushes that emulates real pencil and brushes.

MyPaint version 1.2.0 is ready for release and available to download.

MyPaint Feature Summary

  • Works with 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
  • Large Brush collection
  • Advanced Color Selectors
  • Layer support and management
  • Large collection of brush presets

For more feature list click here.

How to install – using Terminal

To install MyPaint in Ubuntu using terminal run below commands in sequence. Enter password when prompted.

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


  • Type MyPaint in dash. Click the launcher icon.
  • From menu, find it under Applications.
MyPaint 1.2.0 Running in Ubuntu

MyPaint 1.2.0 Running in Ubuntu

Sample Art

Sample Art

Sample Art

Sample Art


Troubleshooting and Support

If you face any issues while installing or using MyPaint, you may drop a note using comment section at the end of this article, Or you can post your query in any of the support channels mentioned below.

How to uninstall

To uninstall MyPaint run below commands in terminal.

sudo apt-get remove mypaint

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