[community] Tools that digitize drawing?

Foster, Julia jfoster at ocadu.ca
Fri Oct 6 18:54:48 UTC 2017

Thanks! I will look into those. Laura, yours might have been called the Echo Smartpen.

Ambrose, you’re right that scanning can accomplish the same outcome. The artist in question was looking for a solution that they could be a bit more independent on – something that is a bit more instantaneous instead of having someone scan in the pages for them. It’s probably either scanning or one of these smartpens. The smartpen we have here is a basic ball point pen, so I thought if anyone one the list was an artist, they might have come across other brands (or that the community might have ideas I hadn’t even thought about e.g. Simon’s SD card scanner wouldn’t have come to my mind).
Thanks!! Have a great day,

From: Laura Yvonne Bulk [mailto:laurabulk at gmail.com]
Sent: October 4, 2017 3:34 PM
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Subject: Re: [community] Tools that digitize drawing?

I used something in high school. I think it was a smartpen maybe? Or pen friend? no I think that's something else... I should look up what it was called. But it was a pen, and someone would write or draw in a special notebook. The files were then put into computer. Writing could be transformed into text, and drawings into pictures on a computer.

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On 4 October 2017 at 14:16, Bates, Simon <sbates at ocadu.ca<mailto:sbates at ocadu.ca>> wrote:
Hi Julia,

There are scanners available that can scan directly to an SD card, without a computer. Such as:


Would something like that be suitable?


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Subject: Re: [community] Tools that digitize drawing?

To clarify, the person I'm asking about would not be using a screen (i.e. wouldn't be drawing on an iPad with the Apple pen), so pen and paper solutions (though obviously I think all are interesting).

From: Foster, Julia
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Subject: Tools that digitize drawing?

Does anyone know of tools that digitize drawing without a screen? I know there are smart pens that you draw on special paper (e.g. Echo Livescribe, Moleskine) and you can then upload it to your computer and sync it with audio.
This would be for an artist, so pen options might be important.

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