I got a Surface Pro 3 for my birthday. It was a gift from my mom so that I could go out into the world and be able to do digital art with a portable setup. But it being a Windows machine, and me being a longtime Mac user, I’m experiencing a serious learning curve with the operating system. I’m also sorting out a few workflow bugs so that I can draw on this Surface tablet almost as effectively as I’m able to draw on my Mac/Cintiq setup. Gotta reconfigure keyboard settings so the ctrl key swaps with the command key. Gotta adjust to the weird pressure curve of the not-Wacom pen that comes with the Surface. Gotta get used to the Windows interface. Things like that.
I don’t think I’ll be drawing any Threads comic pages on the Surface until I can get some fine-tuning pen control panels, but I definitely will be able to use this machine to begin doing daily journal comics once again. And since it’s portable, I’ll be able to bring it with me on bike overnights the way I had planned a year and a half ago when I first heard of the Surface tablet.
Yeah, I think this little device has a lot of potential. But boy howdy does it have a steep learning curve.