My dream of being an artist met the hard knocks of life school a couple of decades ago. Every now and again I’ll bring out the drawing pad, sharpen up a few pencils, and sketch something that brings tears to little children. Tears of fear, usually.
My lack of a drawing gene hasn’t stopped me from trying to express myself, neighborhood children and pets be damned. I’ve gone digital. Artists, rejoice. The iPad is the future. My tool to resurrect dreams of the past is Paper. It’s free for the iPad. But not really free.
Paper does sketches, diagrams, notes, drawings, illustrations all from your fingertip to a beautiful digital pad of paper.
Paper features rudimentary pens and pencils and a color palette. Use nothing more than your finger and the Paper screen to draw, sketch, take notes, and express yourself with pencil, watercolor, and more.
Paper is a digital drawing or notes pad which quickly becomes a collection of your talent (or, lack thereof). Create multiple Paper notebooks for every subject matter.
Not bad for free, right? Except for the part where only Paper itself is free. If you want more colors, that’s $1.99. More sketch options? $1.99. An outliner? $1.99. Writing options? You guessed it.
Paper is free but the additional tools and options, which are always welcome, and the price can balloon to $6.99. Too much? No, not really. Paper is remarkably intuitive and elegant, though it takes awhile to turn your fingertip into a fine brush, or quality pencil, or marker.