I'm using the pencil tool to draw individual hairs. I changed the pressure to give them a smoother appearance. However, the start of the hair still looks rough (see picture below). It looks too rounded and it does not look natural. By changing the pressure on the start of the brush the hair looks thinner than what I'd like. Consequently, I need to increase the pencil width and I'm back to the same issue.
Alternatively, when using a brush in the Pixel Persona, the quality is horrendous (see picture below). I'm using a resolution of 3150x3150px and 300dpi.
What settings or alternatives would you advise so I can draw more natural hairs?
I've created a vector brush. However, I'm still curious if there's an easier way.