My apologies for taking so long to respond.
Unfortunately there's just no way to mimic the various textures of different drawing media. Hopefully at some point you'll get used to that (Similarly, it was the "slippery" nature of styuses that used to really bother me; Apple's Pencil made that a lot better.)
About your tethering concept... It sounds like what you're suggesting is similar to the dual-view editing in photoshop (whereby it's possible to stay zoomed in to a specific spot and view the entire image simultaneously). Unfortunately, as great an idea as it is, I can't say that I've ever heard this topic discussed among the product team (it's actually the first time I've ever heard it suggested as a feature) so I don't have any insight about whether it might eventually be incorporated into the drawing apps.
I can assure you that I'll bring it up with the drawing teams though. Sorry I can't offer more information than that.
Thanks for replying. You mention that the tethered image wouldn't have the same colours, but that isn't why it is needed. It is more for seeing the overall balance of the art piece at a glance. I am surprised that more people haven't thought of it or think it is a good idea.
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Yep. Completely understood what you meant. I'm as surprised as you are that it hasn't been brought up before... It's a great idea.
I can only guess that traditional artists are slow to take up this new technology. I suppose it is only the traditional artist who would understand the concept. If a budding artist starts out using an iPad they simply won’t know what they are missing out on.
I would love to see the feature introduced. Considering you have already developed tethering technology, I wouldn’t think it would be that hard to implement – said by a software developer on the verge of retiring to pursue his original love of art ☺