Sarah Cousens

Find out what’s it like to use the Mo­bileS­tu­dio Pro for il­lus­tra­tion…

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How have you found the multi-touch fea­tures on the Mo­bileS­tu­dio Pro?

Near per­fect. Un­like other mul­ti­touch tablets, I’ve not en­coun­tered many is­sues at all. You can rest your hand on the screen and draw com­fort­ably with­out any ac­ci­den­tal strokes. I’ve only had one in­stance where an op­tion was se­lected by my knuckle.

How do you en­vis­age the Mo­bileS­tu­dio Pro fit­ting in with an artist’s work­flow?

You can use it from start to fin­ish, be­cause you can work with full desk­top pro­grams like Pho­to­shop. This means you could still work on com­mis­sions if you were away from the of­fice for days and they would still be the same stan­dard.

Would you rec­om­mend the Mo­bileS­tu­dio Pro for ev­ery­one?

If the price were lower I would rec­om­mended this to all de­sign­ers, pho­tog­ra­pher and il­lus­tra­tors. But be­cause of the cost, it’s a tool for pro­fes­sion­als rather than hob­by­ists.

How do you find draw­ing on the 13-inch Mo­bileS­tu­dio Pro?

Sur­pris­ingly good. Thanks to the high res­o­lu­tion, Pho­to­shop’s UI doesn’t take up too much space, and the ro­tat­able screen gives you a com­pletely dif­fer­ent area to work on, which stops the workspace from feel­ing too claus­tro­pho­bic.

Any wel­come sur­prises?

The SD card slot! If you were a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher, you could take a photo and start edit­ing it on site by trans­fer­ring it over. Small things like this make life so much easier.

Speak­ing of in­ter­face ports, how do you feel about the lack of stan­dard USB ports?

In hon­esty, it’s a pain. USB-C ports are still rel­a­tively new and not yet stan­dard, so it lim­its the Pro’s ver­sa­til­ity right now. Hav­ing to buy the Wa­com Link feels a bit cheeky!

Co-founder of il­lus­tra­tion com­pany Cool Sur­face, Sarah pro­duces photo com­pos­ite art for mag­a­zines and clients. www.cool­sur­face.com

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