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Why I still use the Apple Pencil 1 in 2023

Why I still use the Apple Pencil 1 in 2023

At the beginning of 2019, I was spending most of my time writing up numerous job applications and cover letters. With any free time I had, I spent it learning how to draw, a dream of mine I’ve had since I was younger. After a while, I got pretty competent with using a lot of traditional mediums but what I so desperately wanted to learn was digital art.

As I was in between jobs, the only drawing tablets I could afford felt flimsy and unresponsive. They often having involved to draw on the tablet itself while looking up at your monitor to see what you were doing and my brain just couldn’t get around that weird disconnected feeling.

The artists on social media I followed at the time were singing the praises of the combination of using an iPad and the Apple Pencil (1st Generation). The combination of the two made a more affordable alternative to the more expensive display drawing tablets at the time and was more beginner-friendly to those like me who would be new to digital art.

When I finally landed that new job, I knew exactly what I’d spend my first pay check on, a 6th generation 9.7-inch iPad, and the Apple Pencil (1st Generation). Now, 4 years later, it’s still my favorite accessory and the best thing that’s ever happened to my art.

It feels like a real pencil

Apple Pencil 1

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The Apple Pencil (1st Generation) can be bought directly from Apple’s storefront for £109 and it comes with an extra drawing nib, lightning adapter, and an adapter for use with any 10th generation iPad.


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