Last updated on April 5th, 2021 at 12:01 am
They say ignorance is bliss.
We don’t know what we don’t know, and before I got my hands on an iPad Pro, I was blissfully unaware just how much this sweet piece of hardware would change how I live my life.
The iPad Pro’s not my first rodeo with the product line—I bought a 64 GB iPad 2 back in 2011 to work on my daily blog while we were away on honeymoon. (I even made a pit stop at a Paris Apple Store—twice—because I’d forgotten my Apple Wireless Keyboard at home. Twice because I’d picked up an AZERTY keyboard the first time instead of a QWERTY… but back to our regular program.)
In 2015, a couple of 16 GB iPad Minis came my way through my work with Swiffer and Netflix—their Bluetooth 4 meant I could use third-party styli like the Adonit Pixel and the Wacom Bamboo Stylus, but I always found the experience… lacking.
Sure it was great to draw right onto the screen, but part of the reason I’d never fully switched over to digital art was because drawing on paper felt so natural and I just didn’t get that with these tools. From everything I saw, I thought us still a good way from technology managing to capture the soul that makes art what it is.
And I didn’t know how completely wrong I was ’til I got my hands on an iPad Pro.
The iPad Pro: Changing the Way We Tablet!
The iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil do more than let you draw on-screen smoothly and responsively—it’s actually inspired me to get back into drawing!