I have just purchased this device not more than two weeks ago and am having a blast!
It’s a Surface Pro 3, so it’s not the newest one out there. That would be the Pro 4. But still, I am perfectly happy with what I got. Yes, this is coming from a die-hard Apple Guy, but I’m telling you, this thing gets the job done for me, and that’s all I want it to do.
The reason I got it was so I could draw on the go. Digital brings that awesome quality of bringing all your entire art supplies collection in a hand-held device. Now with the Surface, I charge it up to full and take it with me to get in a bit of drawing. When I start the next Marco and Polo story, this could really come in handy.
I also got it because I love to write as well. If there’s an awesome program for writing, it’s got to be Scrivener. This app by Literature and Latte brings the best writing experience possible. Although I am crazy about software, I want to get down to showing you some of what I did on the Surface.
When I first got it, I messed around with it using the Surface Pro 3/4 Pen. It’s not as good as Wacom, and not half as good as the apple pencil, but it’s just fine for what I do, and it can be good for details when zoomed in.
After the initial testing, I thought I’d take it to another level and try some detailed work. I was pretty satisfied with the results, and wanted to see if I could make my art look the same on the Surface as they do in real life. I decided to do another figure study. Here’s how it turned out.
It looked pretty good to me, and the graphite brush worked pretty well. I’ll just have to keep tweaking the brush until it looks real.
After that I went all out and did a portrait. I did this on the go and while at home, and in total, I would say it took me about 3 hours. If you would like the full blown version of this, just become a Patron and visit my Patreon page. It will be included as the March 2017 rewards.
And last but not least I tried a Marco and Polo illustration. That will also be available for viewing on my Patreon page.
I think this is a good time to say that it was worth the wait. God knew this was the best for me even though I was always looking for what looked good or new. I still do even (shows how human we humans are; discontented and selfish- or at least I am) At the end of the day I am grateful to God for caring me through, and I can’t wait to see where he takes me.
Hey, if you have any comments, questions, or even a story that you want to share, I’d love to hear from you. It would give me a break from all this blabbing on about myself. Feel free to leave a comment or write me at [email protected]