My first test with the  Paper by FiftyThree  app for iPad. From opening the app to sketched/painted in ~10 minutes using  Cosmonaut stylus  &  Sensu brush . 
 First impressions of the app: 
  The sketchbook metaphor is well executed. It’s easy to open, close, and add pages to each sketchbook. 
 The “Undo” command is neat– you can “rewind through time” much like  Braid – but I wish that there were more levels of history. Also, the gesture to activate it is a bit tricky without some practice. 
 The art tray at the bottom of the screen is easy to access, but sometimes a little  too  easy. I couldn’t draw anything to close to the bottom or it would start pulling up the tray. 
 Simplicity & brushes were very nice. It made it easy to get started. I’m hoping that future releases will include more colors and fine tuning of brushes. 
 No layers? No zoom? I’m open to new approaches to solving these problems but for now line art + watercolor just isn’t working for me. 
  For now, I maintain that  Autodesk Sketchbook Pro  is the best iPad drawing app, but I’m very eager to see what happens with Paper in the future.

My first test with the Paper by FiftyThree app for iPad. From opening the app to sketched/painted in ~10 minutes using Cosmonaut stylus & Sensu brush.

First impressions of the app:

  • The sketchbook metaphor is well executed. It’s easy to open, close, and add pages to each sketchbook.
  • The “Undo” command is neat– you can “rewind through time” much like Braid– but I wish that there were more levels of history. Also, the gesture to activate it is a bit tricky without some practice.
  • The art tray at the bottom of the screen is easy to access, but sometimes a little too easy. I couldn’t draw anything to close to the bottom or it would start pulling up the tray.
  • Simplicity & brushes were very nice. It made it easy to get started. I’m hoping that future releases will include more colors and fine tuning of brushes.
  • No layers? No zoom? I’m open to new approaches to solving these problems but for now line art + watercolor just isn’t working for me.

For now, I maintain that Autodesk Sketchbook Pro is the best iPad drawing app, but I’m very eager to see what happens with Paper in the future.