I have been drawing all my life. For many years with ink and paper. Also used started using Wacom tablets as far as 1995. After much back and forth, I use the iPad more than the sketchbook.
Drawing or mark making on paper has something unmistakably magic. Those used to it think that pixels will never be able to replicate that magic. I argue that it’s not about replicating or replacing paper. It’s about thinking of the screen as just another tool.
The brush or device or paper choice won’t make you draw better
First things first. Whatever your choice of medium is, learn to draw. Doesn’t matter what you use to do it. So many people think there are shortcuts to art making. Not surprising, since many online classes promise to make you a illustrator in a few hours or a movie director…