by Neal Bryant .

Digital Drawing - Paper and Inkling
SHOWstudio Tech Update

Paper by FiftyThree is an application for the iPad that allows users to draw sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or doodles and instantly share them across the web. Although we have seen drawing apps before, Paper seems to take the next step towards digital applications becoming more realistic to sketching on paper. Designed to be used with a stylus the app provides a variery of pens (at an additional cost, which is a slight downside to the app), which are designed to provide the user with an authentic representation of the pens that they are based on.

If the thought of moving away from real paper doesn't appeal another option is the Wacom Inkling. The inkling is a device that you can attach to any paper and all strokes are recorded electronically which can then be imported as a vector artwork. There is no need to scan and redraw your sketches. Using the button on the ballpoint provided you can click to record layers, which will be retained after import.