I have grudgingly entered the world of digital sketching. I've purchased (with a gift card in a shop I had nothing else to buy!) the Wacom Creative Stylus 2. It is supposed to be a state of the art stylus, perfect for drawing on a tablet. Along with it you get the pro Bamboo Paper app for free and a three month subscription to Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.
It's not as bad as I though it would be, but it's certainly not the same as drawing on paper as they advertise. Perhaps if I Iearn how to use the apps better (Sketchbook actually has layers, which is very useful), it can become a permanent way of working, but I can give up my tracing roll just yet. But hey, you need to try these things right? No point in ignoring technical advances.