So I recently acquired an iPad (thanks Ben) and the most useful tool I have found on it so far has been the Sketchbookx Application (this is the free version). It is a drawing and painting application that allows me to select brush size, opacity, color, etc. There are pencil and marker tools as well. I am still learning all of the different things I can do with it. There is definitely a digital “look” to the finished product. However, it’s useful for sketching out ideas or studies quickly and easily. As an artist, it is always fun to try new tools and see how they integrate into studio work. Another option I have toyed with is importing pictures of in-process paintings to this application and playing with ideas for the next step.