Stupid Question

What is the difference between the pencil and the brush?

The pencil is a stroke tool and the brush is a fill or shape tool.

Use the contour editor tool to select a pencil line and a brush line and you will see that the pencil line only has a center stroke, whereas the brush line has an editable outline (i.e. it’s a shape.)

Also note that the brush tool allows for thick/thin lines and the pencil does not.

I did not know that.