New Apple Pencil concept could revolutionise your creative workflow

Imagine being able to pick a colour from the environment you're in and use it immediately in your digital art or design. Feels like it's confined to your wildest designer dreams, right? Well, according to a recent patent filed by Apple, it could be closer to a reality than you might think. 

According to the patent filed last week, entitled 'Computer System With Color Sampling Stylus', the potential new technology concerns the Apple Pencil. The patent describes a computer stylus with a colour sensor, which has the ability to 'read' a colour when pressed against an object. The software would then put the colour into a colour palette in a drawing app, where it could be assigned to a brush and used in the art or design process. An app with this capability would certainly make it into our best iPad apps for Apple Pencil list. Mislaid your stylus? See our post on how to avoid losing the Apple Pencil.

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.