The Time Has Come

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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.
First Try

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.

Fig Sketch I

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.

Female Portrait2

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]

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