Rock Paper Pencil is the new iPad accessory I need

Rock, Paper, Pencil iPad accessory; a package of iPad art supplies
(Image credit: Astropad)

A realistic pen-on-paper drawing experience on iPad Pro has been a goal ever since Apple launched its tablet, and Apple Pencil 2 comes close, but the experience is still a little slippery. Now Astropad has announced Rock Paper Pencil, and it promises to be the ideal solution.

Rock Paper Pencil combines a new Apple Pencil tip with a paper-texture cover and has been designed to be the perfect pen-on-paper feel for iPad Pro or iPad Air. Often I'd raise an eyebrow at yet another iPad accessory that promises the perfect drawing experience, but Rock Paper Pencil has been created by the same team behind the Darkboard stand for iPad, my favourite iPad accessory released this year.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.