Pencil by Fiftythree Giveaway!


We’re delighted (due to popular demand) 😉 to offer our readers an opportunity to receive one of two Pencils by Fiftythree in this giveaway. Pencil by Fiftythree the developers of the incredibly popular Paper iOS app have created a stylus that is incredibly exciting. It works with Bluetooth technology and connects to your iPad within the Paper app to offer some fabulous features that you wouldn’t ordinarily associate with a stylus/iPad app pairing. These include palm rejection – allowing you to draw whilst your hand rests on the iPad, use of an eraser at the top of the pencil, there’s also an additional an excellent finger blend mode.

There are two models of Pencil, one in walnut which also includes a magnetic feature, so if you use the Apple smart case with your iPad, you can attach your stylus for safekeeping. The other is graphite and is essentially the same other than the magnetic feature.

The walnut Pencil retails for $59.95 and the graphite for $49.95. Both Pencils connect to all iPads with a Retina display and iPad mini only. They will not connect to an iPad 2 or iPad 1.

The wonderful team at Fiftythree have given us two Pencils to post to our loyal readers but we want to see some of your creations first, show us what you can do creativity speaking, with an alternative stylus or your finger. Send your artwork to our Instagram page @theappwhisperer – #theappwhisperer_pencilcomp – the two winning images that achieve the most likes/love will receive a Pencil – in the event of a tie, I will make the final decision. Also, please make sure you follow us on Instagram to keep up to date with all our giveaways and competitions and much more.

The winning images will be showcased on The giveaway starts today and is valid until March 5, 2014 – so start creating and you may soon have a Pencil within your grasp!




Video Demonstration

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at:

16 replies on “Pencil by Fiftythree Giveaway!”

Question: Are they wanting the submission to be made with the Paper app or just any art drawn with a stylus or our fingers?

Can we submit an older piece were I used my finger or does it have to be something new?

What’s an “instagram”? (as Steve Allen used to say, with “all seriousness aside”). I’m a big fan of the stylus and have tried several. Would love to give this one a try, but I just can’t bring myself to do the IG thing. Don’t suppose there’s any other way to throw my hat into the ring?

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