Since I moved to Paris about about 4 months ago, I haven't had access to a Wacom Cintiq or tablet of some kind to use. I have been wanting to keep up on my hand skills and get some renderings done that I've been putting off. My paper rendering skills are okay, but one day I will master them. So about everyday I was thinking to myself that I really wish I owned a tablet that I could take with me on my daily commutes into Paris. When I was living in Germany, I ventured into an Apple store anxious to try out the new iPad pro and pencil. I almost bought an iPad Air a year ago when Adobe came out with their Ink & Slide kit, it looked to be almost worth the price. But after trying out a friends setup for a little bit I was left wanting and cramped. So I was really amped to see what iPad pro could do and how it compared to a Wacom. I fell in love after the first stroke and decided that was it, Wacom is in trouble. They have been the industry leader for so long and finally Apple is a contender. So a few months passed and I expected to have access to a tablet at my new internship but they didn't have anything. I have been sketching everyday trying to push myself to improve my hand skills, but I still was thinking about the iPad pro. I worked it out to have my sister buy me one back in the states and she had a friend coming to Paris to visit who was able to drop it off to me, so I was able to get one and not have to pay in euros which saved me about $300. Anyways, I've had the iPad for about two weeks now and I have been sketching to my heart's content. I downloaded every sketching app that was recommended, So I have 7 sketching apps and I have been trying them all. My favorite so far is ProCreate, it costs $6 but its worth every penny. I'm not gonna go through all the pro's and con's of the device, there's a million youtube videos already out there on the subject but I will say it goes head to head with a Cintiq and holds its own. Its super light, and its portable! The sensitivity of the pencil is exactly what I was hoping for. In my mind every designer should have one. I was a little bit intimidated by the thing for about a week because of the learning curve of all the apps. But after working with it for a week, it fits perfectly into my workflow and I don't even need it to run adobe creative suite. There is an app called Duet Display that allows me use the iPad as a second display with a regular lightning cable. So I even have a dual display now and it works flawlessly. But for sketching it is a dream, I have been able to get caught up on renderings as well as sketch for two hours everyday on my commutes on the train. It may be pricey but its still $1000 less than a cintiq and it doesn't require a mess of cables that need to be drug around. Another app worth mentioning is Astropad. It allows you to connect the iPad to your mac and you can use it as a second display to sketch in photoshop and illustrator. I bought it and used it for a week but decided it wasn't worth the money ($20) so I got a refund.