New drawing app aims to bridge the gap between 2D and 3D designs

The past few weeks have seen a shake-up in the way artists and creative directors work, with the launch of Microsoft's iMac rival, Surface Studio, offering innovative ways to create and share. To tie into the release of Surface Studio, software company Mental Canvas has unveiled a new graphic and media design system that allows artists to draw in 3D.

With core technology developed by a research team at Yale, lead by the company's founder, CEO, and computer science professor Julie Dorsey, Mental Canvas is the first app of its kind to truly give creatives the chance to realise their ideas freely in virtual space without compromising their individuality or style.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.