Freehand drawing on a Surface Pro 4 in the wild

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Walking by Hamilton Cline at Soma Eats in San Francisco, I noticed his drawing and I politely broke into his day with a few questions. He kindly agreed to an impromptu video. Enjoy! Cc/ @Bronkula

This is the video you should show someone looking into buying a tablet to do art with. "Fucking awesome" pretty much sold me on the Surface 4.
Hamilton- Can I curse? Scott- Yeah Hamilton- It's fucking amazing! This is a pretty helpful and funny video because my parents are gonna buy the same thing he has so I wanted to know how it kinda works with the pen
This is a really nice and friendly interview, almost like a chat between friends! Very well done.
He was so receptive to the questions and he really knows his stuff! Awesome vid!
Hamilton Cline
It was great talking to you, and I think I managed to explain my position without rambling. :D
King Beef
This guy is such a dam teacher lol loves to talk
Raul Leyba
The openness of character displayed from both of you in this video reminds me in the most enlightening way that there are some great open people out there so ready for a conversation and an expression of connection. Thanks for the review but more so thank you for the gentle reminder when life hit me a bit heavy.
Contempl8 Tech
That dude is a boss for being so cool with an interview like that!
this is an honest review what we're all looking for...thanks
Anthony Garcia
That was great to watch. Good job with the interview! The dude was really chill and informative.
Que Fregados
After hours of reading reviews and watching a bunch of videos, this interview really answered a few questions I had. It was just so natural. I still haven't decided on direction in choosing new models but thanks for this interview!
Judiel Gonzalez
Thank you Scott great informal review, the best way to know how people like a product and how effective the same is for them...
Joshua Taft
I have this app, and it works great on a SP4 with i5 and 8Gb ram.
Thanks for the video it helped me to finally decide what i want ^^ have a nice day sir ^^
Logain UBiv Tnomal Ablar
Great interview. Thanks for posting. I bought the Surface Pro 3 (i7, 256GB SSD, 8GB) and a SurfaceBook (i7, 512GB SSD, dGPU) specifically for art creation. I tried Sketchable before and after the big update that released a few weeks ago. Sketchable is ok. I give the developers credit because the app initially wasn't good. The potential was there. Initially Sketchable had a ridiculous 8 layer limited even though my Pro 3 has 8GB of RAM and it was missing key functions that other creative apps have supported for years on Android and iOS. But as I said, the last major update fixed a number of issues. BUT, I use Clip Studio Pro 5 (formerly Manga Studio) on my Pro 3 and Book. It's fantastic and a much better application. For a good representation of traditional mediums on Surface Pro devices, I use Rebelle. Hands down the most realistic digital watercolor representation I've ever seen. I also use ArtRage 4, Sketchbook Pro 7, InkScape, Flame Painter Pro 3 and Graphiter. I've tried Krita and Gimp but didn't like them. I've used ArtFlow on Android for years and some of my art is featured in the Google Play gallery for the app. Great application and yes, my only major gripe with it was the lack of canvas rotation. I'm still waiting for the next major update for ArtFlow. Samples of my ArtFlow/Android/Surface generation work can be found at the this link.
Joe Blankenship
Yeahhhhh.... I fooled around with one of these earlier in a Best Buy, and holy shit, I think I gotta get one. In just 3-4 minutes, I doodled out a drawing that looked like it would've taken 30 minutes with pencil and pen. And I have almost no knowledge of the software yet.
German Almaraz
Nice! sadly this video is better than microsoft ads
Asdfghjkl Qwertyuiop
the guy knows his devices and apps
Thanks for posting up this impromptu interview. It's exactly what I wanted to see about the Surface Pro 4, awesome to see it from a younger arts teacher (who seems to know a good amount about the technology too!).
Fear Blade
I cant draw too well but i still want this tablet and these are the only good reviews i can see that show it in action.
That Guy
That guy was very informative. thanks
After watching this I bought a Surface Pro AND I am using Sketchable! It's totally changed how I draw! I'm so happy! Thank you both for this video!! My DA is alive again after almost 10 years of no new submissions! <3
Joshua Reyes
I have i5 surface pro and the sketchable process the brush pretty well.
Imran VP
Absolutely beautiful review/interview! Perfect questions and an absolutely perfect responses! Sold!
*draws a circle* that's amaaazingg!!
Richard M
He has Steam. Lord Gaben is proud
Chris Jones
I just bought one. The Surface Pro 4 is such an amazing piece of hardware.
A youtube video with useful information and no f-bombs? Who permitted this?!!
Turn on captions 1:27
jason waterfalls 2012
so cool that you guys did this
J Christopher
I've used both and have to say the the iPad Pro is better for me artistically.
Edgar Patlan
This is awesome!! Thanks for posting
Amrit Srivastava
great interview mam. I can't draw and i still found it interesting.
Roz Hall
Amazing artwork
Hamilton Cline
Also, I love that this video starts with me saying "vertical video has its place" :D I bet most people never catch that.
Veronika Vartanova
Hey, Infinite Painter for Android (and IOS) can rotate canvas (and do all kinds of stuff), switched to it from ArtFlow, 's pretty cool. On the video itself and Surface Pro 4 - looks cool, though the delay when painting/sketching actually seemed very noticeable to me. Especially considering what artist said, that he used much smaller canvas size there.
Rabeel Khan
I feel so great after this video, great info will be getting the surface pro now
What program is he using?
Tate Sands
i'm buying this!!
Eric Pellegrini
I was worried the pen was going to lag with that thick brush at 2:20. Very impressed it doesn'tEdit: Quick correction. The galaxy note 3 has a 1920x1080p display. That isn't more pixels than the Surface.
kratos killsyou69er
It lagged because hes using a note 3, the note 7 now will not lag with this program.... it may explode tho :P
Vilius Valuntonis
what is this program he is using ??
Josephine Валенсия
Thinking of getting myself the sp4 core m, but I'm not sure if it will perform the same when it comes to drawing/rendering.
peter stringer
would you be able to do animation on a 4gb ram surface pro 4... 2d animation not necessarily 3d?
Craig Ian Stephens
I got my surface pro 4 back in 2015. Unfortunately it developed a screen vibrating problem after about a year which got progressively worse until it was unusuable 2 and half years later when I finally contacted Microsoft, who replaced it with a brand new one no questions asked. All I had to do was send to Germany and go without it for a few days until they sent the new one. Microsoft even paid for pickup and postage or the original package. The device has been a life changer I terms of just allowing me to be creative but organised whether I'm taking notes, drawing or whatever...made Architecture school a lot easier to get through
rensky picco
Is the application from the pc tablet or u have to download first?
Mario Rojas Jr.
+Scott Cate Great Interview. He is very good a drawing specifically on the Surface Pro 4.
Green Rhapsody
Damn, I need that dude confident to explain everything.
joshua Vincent
Hey thanks for this and That guy is awesome for such an authentic user experience feedback
Wisdom ASMR
"So there's Undo, so you can get rid of all that?" Clearly asking the important, educated questions here
Daniel Taotua
What a great integration of curiosity, creativity and interaction. This is art and life as it should be discovering new things and learning along the way🔥🙌🏼🙌🏼🔥🙌🏼love this.
Good questions/observations and very informative answers. Good job!
I've been lusting after a Surface Pro for a while now, and even longer so after a Note, all for the sole purpose of drawing. Thanks for the video!
Kim Fisher
How is this programm called again? Does it still exist? Is it compatible with ipad pro?
Chan Xenon Sze Long
try ipad pro with apple pencil, overkill of surface pro 4
Nicholas Black
Just downloaded this program and it works great for the surface pro
Seventh Trumpet Tattoos
That was the best review /interview ever
What are the specs of this particular surace pro?
Kyle Sharpton
This vid is Fukin awesome!! Thanks!
Syth .Mog
cringe statements coming from the cameraman lol...
Fadilla Achmad
So wholesome
Night Stringers
so what is the app being used on the surface
Aunn Khoune
LOVE THIS!!! but through me off completely once you put subtitles and stop at 1:26
Milton Mena Galeano
Activate subs. Go to 1:24 seconds... He tried it. Tried it good.
nice interview.. both interviewer and subject.. informative.. well done!
mathieu white
I know im super late but how is the palm rejection??
I love how enthusiastic he is haha
what APP he use?
Shaunak De
Thanks for posting this honest review. Most other focus on amplifying problems. This is the first one that came from an artist just trying to do this thing!
Andrew Aviles
Sketching in public, Note 3, Surface Pro, and trappist rochefort... I think we are brothers.
Charles Emmons
he looks like that guy from sunny in philidelphia
subbed and was so into this interview both of you seemed like awesome guys and definetly makes me want to go pick up one of these now!
Paul Massiah
I really appreciate this video, it's a great combination of a lot of things, great showcase app, talented artist, great questions and realistic answers. Kudos.
Uwe Mobil
Great demonstration. I need MS SP 4 and that Sketchable-SW, I guess my daughter will love it.
!best !1 day of mine
This guy has the same voice as Steve Jobs, also he talks like him
Kylie Finnegan
My family are artists but I lack the gene! Been meaning to get into drawing but always put off by having to buy paper and pencils etc. Looking forward to getting one of these to replace my old Macbook.
Leo Montan
which software is he using
This was a great interview. I think i might be sold on getting the SP4 for drawing.
Duvell Chase
how can I reach this gentlemen
Digital Grove
Really cool impromptu interview!
Gerry Taylor
The guy was very knowledgeable and detail... Now to go look for that art flow for the android
joão trindade
que homem mau educado
Well, the guy surely has a taste for good beers: Trappistes Rochefort!
jay walker
This program I am just not understanding cannot get new sheet can I get rid of the drawing that is on the screen. Help. Anybody got a how to
Orlando House Jr
he tried to get at that note, and the guy properly shut him down
Did anyone noticed at 3:52 that when he touched the screen the place where he touched would make the same effect when you touch a real canvas (I can´t really describe it but it´s like when you place your foot on sand and you start to create a "hole")?
Really good interview for a random meeting.
LOL That guy that you're interviewing is just like me (also typing this from a SP4)
Phil Rey
nice chat/interview :)
Pole Mtn
which app is this?!
Buzz Meade
This is great. Thank you for posting.
Vince Reilly
I would say 'impromt, my arse'. But ... I'd rather not
Great interview!!! Hamilton Cline, YOU ROCK!!! Scott, such a lucky day for you to stumble upon this great interview opportunity! Great job, both of you.
amazing impromptu interview.
Social Suicide
This is way too technical... A pencil acts like a pencil and a brush acts like a brush... -__-
wow! this guy seemed super cool. great video!
Radiant Rose
what phone does the art guy have
Im getting this for Christmas and I'm excited to try this, since I draw myself.