# Picographics line thickness?

Is there a way to increase the thickness of a line in picographics? I am drawing an indicator dial and one line of pixels is not enough. I dont see any reference here: pimoroni-pico/README.md at main · pimoroni/pimoroni-pico · GitHub

You may have to use display.rectangle, which will let you set the width and height. Will only do horizontal and vertical though.

Your other option is to draw a second line, or third line etc, right next to the first one

I needed to do this so adapted some code from the Adafruit GFX lib to draw a line using circles. Hope this helps…

``````def thick_line(display, x0, y0, x1, y1, weight=1):
"""Line drawing function with weight, adapted from code in Adafruit CircuitPython GFX lib.  Draw a line with circles, weight 1 is actually 2px as it's the radius"""
steep = abs(y1 - y0) > abs(x1 - x0)
if steep:
x0, y0 = y0, x0
x1, y1 = y1, x1
if x0 > x1:
x0, x1 = x1, x0
y0, y1 = y1, y0
dx = x1 - x0
dy = abs(y1 - y0)
err = dx // 2
ystep = 0
if y0 < y1:
ystep = 1
else:
ystep = -1
while x0 <= x1:
if steep:
display.circle(y0, x0, weight)
else:
display.circle(x0, y0, weight)
err -= dy
if err < 0:
y0 += ystep
err += dx
x0 += 1
``````

Andy