Since I’m always in a rush to try out cool new gadgets, I recently purchased the Adonit Jot Touch, an iPad stylus that boasts pressure sensitivity. What that means is, with the right software, my iPad can behave much like my Cintiq, varying brush size and opacity based on how hard I press down on the tip. The most recent update of an app called Procreate really takes advantage of this feature; it’s the only drawing app I’ve found that has basically no lag while drawing, and that, combined with true pressure sensitivity, really nails the feeling of putting pen to paper. In the drawing above, all the black lines were drawn with a single brush; all the variations in line width are based on pressure alone. Likewise, the colored chalk’s opacity was varied in the same way.
Here’s a quick look at it in action: