how the Apple Pencil has revived my love of drawing...

I have posted previously about my experience with the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil but I wanted to follow up now that I am almost 8 months into my "experiment" of replacing my laptop with an iPad Pro.

As I mentioned before, I have tried many digital devices with stylus input and will continue to share with you all that the Apple Pencil replicates the experience of "drawing" better than any other device. And in my experience, it does this by a factor of 10 or maybe even 100! This is to say it is not just better than the other things I have tried, it is doing a great job at replicating the experience of drawing, or writing, or sketching. This is no small feat for me as a "recovering architect" as I have found I have some very fond memories associated with the drawing and sketching experience. 

I would go so far as to say the iPad Pro is so good at what it does, it has rekindled my interested in drawing with paper and pen again as well. But that is a post for another time.

If you are at all interested in such things, I really suggest you spend 15 or 20 minutes with an iPad Pro and Pencil next time you are in an Apple store. I think you will be surprised at how well the Pencil performs and how quickly you can become used to working with it.

Here are some additional images created on the iPad Pro. NOTE that my current favorite drawing apps include...

... Apple notes app (for fast simple drawing with free built-in app)

... Paper by 53 (for simple interface and ease of use)

... Sketchbook by Autodesk (for best combination of tools and options while keeping the interface simple)

 ... ProCreate at www.Procreate.si (for professional level drawing tools on iOS)