Nintendo DS is a gaming console, she uses a DSi and it has an application where one could make drawings and animations. With the Flipnote application is an accompanying website where they could share their art. I checked on her profile recently and it looks like she has about 1800 fans worldwide. She exhibited creativity at an early age but her drawings and sketches started probably when she was 7 or 8 using Paint on the PC. She started animating using Flipnote studio about 2 years ago. I still get her sketchbooks and emphasize the importance of being able to draw on paper. She mostly draws cartoons, Manga type characters.
I bought a Wacom Bamboo Create for her this weekend. It comes with Corel Painter 4 and Autodesk Sketchbook Express. She's still trying to figure out how to draw with the new software, she's still finds it tricky and still has a lot to learn. I'm hoping she stays patient with learning the new platform so she can take her drawing to the next level. I heard Wacom tablets are good options for digital art, there are different types for different needs. Have you looked at their website? My daughter wasn't fond of drawing on the iPad and using the rubber tip stylus. There is an Autodesk Sketchbook app in the App Store, it looks like they have the Sketchbook Mobile Express in the Play Store for android.