Penny Arcade illustrator Mike Krahulik:
If you have not heard already, Microsoft just announced a new
device called the Surface Studio. It’s essentially a Surface
computer for your desktop. From what I understand, you can go to
any Microsoft store today and actually play with one. It’s a big
beautiful screen on this slick armature that lets you adjust it
from a normal monitor to something more like a drafting table for
drawing on. I get questions about Surface devices and drawing all
the time and I am sure this one will be no different. In fact I
can already see tweets coming in asking what I think. So If you’re
curious what I think about the Surface Studio, you are in luck,
because I have been drawing on one for the last week.
In short: he loves it.
I’m not sure how useful the horizontal mode will be for people who aren’t illustrators, but for illustrators, it sure does seem like a groundbreaking form factor.
★ Wednesday, 26 October 2016