Pencil by 53

Pencil is a smart stylus designed by FiftyThree (53) for their iPad sketching app, Paper. Predating Apple's own stylus, Pencils's unique tip and exclusive blend feature made it a favorite with Paper fans.

Below are tutorials for getting the most out of Pencil when used with Paper along with artwork created with the pair.

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Mastering Pencil by FiftyThree

Published by Michael Rose 20 min read
Learn how to use Pencil by FiftyThree and features like Blend and Surface Pressure to pull off impressive effects in Paper on iPad.

Mastering Paper: Drawing outer space

Published by Michael Rose 13 min read
Learn how to draw stars, galaxies, planets, black holes and more with Paper on iPad and 53's Pencil stylus.

Pencil by FiftyThree is still the best stylus for Paper

Published by Michael Rose 7 min read
Impressions of FiftyThree's Pencil stylus from an avid Paper creator.

Mastering Paper: How to undo and erase

Published by Michael Rose 6 min read
Learn how to use Paper's eraser tool undo and cover-up mistakes on iPad.

Paper 2.0.0 bugs and other strange behaviors

Published by Michael Rose 5 min read
Documented bugs and other strange behaviors found in Paper for iOS version 2.0.0 when using Pencil.

Pencil by FiftyThree blending first look

Published by Michael Rose 2 min read
FiftyThree's Pencil stylus and new Blend feature is full of promise. Here’s a taste of what is possible using them.

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