How would I make an line effect like this?

I don’t know the name of this effect, so I can’t search it up. If this has been already posted with a valid solution, please tell me where it is!

(picture from Loomian Legacy, if it wasn’t obvious enough)

What I want to make is something like the line in the middle, where it starts thin, gets thicker, and ends at the same thickness. I don’t know how to make that, and if anyone is able help, that would be great! I don’t want it animated, just how to draw that out.

If the anyone could show me how to bend the line, it would be even better!

(I only use paint net.)


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To me, it looks like it was drawn with a drawing tablet, and they used pressure sensitivity to change the brush size naturally like shown.

If not, then they could have taken a line, and manually made the thickness smaller at the ends, then used a smudge effect to push it up.

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Do you know how I can make the thickness smaller, and which editing software has a smudge effect? Thanks!

For changing the line size, the only thing I can think of would be to just take an eraser and go along the line. There is probably a better way, but I’m not sure.

Paint . net has a plugin that allows you to get a smudger tool. I also use that program for a lot of things, so if you’re interested in the program, get a bunch of plugins to help out! Kind of crazy that there is barely a way to outline text in the base program.

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