Asked by hanafudog
I have yet to test the new surface pro 2, but if you plan to do art I would always go with higher ram to avoid lag :).
Asked by halcyonera
The note pro has a wacom based screen which is why it is worth more. If you plan to draw on it then don’t question it get the pro version even if it means $100 more.
Tab is just a tablet, but nothing to draw on.
Making a bigger s-pen for your Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
I love my galaxy note pro 12.2 but I do not like the supplied pen that comes with it. To do quick annotations, and a few sketches it does in a pinch. Prolonged periods of use your hand hurts and it feels like drawing with a toothpick. I wanted something thicker and closer to a real pen so decided to create a sleeve for my samsung note’s supplied S-pen.
You will need a few things to make this at home:
-The supplied S-pen that works with your note 12.2
-A dremel (used for sanding the front of the pen sleeve)
-Sanding bit for your dremel
-A pen (I used the Pilot G-2 05) Got it in a pack of 2 at walmart for around $2
Time to do this accessory, 20 minutes, depends on how fast you can dremel with your sanding bit.
Take the pilot pen and open it up. Remove the ink and spring as you will not need it. Grab your dremel with the sanding bit (sanding bit can be bought at lowes or home depot or amazon) and sand part of the pen sleeve off. You want the s-pen to be able to stick out the bottom so sand little by little and see how much needs to be taken out. You can shove the s-pen inside the pen sleeve and gauge by looking at how much plastic you need to remove. Keep sanding the area until you have removed enough for the s-pen to peek through and it does not scratch your screen. I went a bit over what I needed to do bit it works out fine. The sleeve is tight enough the pen is snug inside and will not move around when drawing (it will not fall out either). Once you are done sanding you can place the s-pen inside, close the pen sleeve back up and you now have a larger working s-pen.
Works like a dream <3
So I am sure someone will ask why not use the “bamboo stylus feel” or another stylus made for tablet pc’s that do work on the samsung note.
The best answer would be none of them are accurate. Every pen I have tried aside from the supplied S-pen does not work correctly. The bamboo stylus feel is off, and so are other tablet pc based pens made for wacom screens. Because samsung does not make a larger pen for the galaxy note series I decided to fix this issue and create a solution on my own.
I hope this easy alteration helps a few artists out there that enjoy drawing with a pen that feels like a real pen.
If you have any questions just ask. Happy sketching!
Layer Paint HD for Android on Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Simply put, the closest to SAI you can get on Android. Been testing the app out on the Samsung galaxy note pro 12.2 and been having wonderful results. Sketching, inking and coloring is smooth and easy. The tablet has decent specs so it will work just fine as an art tablet. With that being said I have been using “sketchbook pro” to sketch and “layer paint hd” to ink and color. You can do everything in one program but I like mixing both. The tools provided in layer paint are fantastic. The pen works just like it would on SAI or Manga studio, but it does not have a line stabilizer. I usually don’t use that feature so it was not a big deal for me. With that being said the water color feature works great. been blending color and drawing on a few layers without issues. You can make the canvas whatever size you want, I tend to stick to around 3k but I don’t see why it can’t go higher. You can save all your art as a PSD and import it to your computer at home if you want to do finishing touches (if you want to). All in all I see how useful this tablet is. With the 12 inch screen it gives you enough real estate to draw, sketch, paint and complete a piece. With a wacom sensitive screen you have full pressure and can draw without an issue and get a variety of levels of pressure. The battery on these tablets makes drawing a breeze. I am never worried about being close to a power source or overheating. Had the tablet for a few days and the new app the same amount of time. Will continue testing and posting my findings.
If you are an artist and happen to have any of these wacom based android tablets (galaxy note 10.1, 12.2 or 8 and even the phones)
-Layer Paint HD
You will not be disappointed if you like to draw on your tablet.