My friends at Samsung gave me the Galaxy Note to play with at this year’s SXSW.
It’s a sort of tablet-meets-phone. A smartphone with a HUGE screen and little drawing stylus.
I drew the cartoon above on the Note. No, I really did. With the little stylus that comes with it (You can alos use a regular-sized Wacom styles with it as well, if your fingers are to big etc). Fun!
Besides that, it takes pictures, which you can THEN DRAW OVER on the spot. Here’s a picture I did yesterday here in San Antonio (I’m here visiting with my clients at Rackspace):
As an artist, this Android-powered device allows me to do stuff on the the go that my iPhone simply doesn’t. That is HUGE for me.
Here’s another one; this time at a Texas Hill Country Beef Jerky place 100 miles West of town, yesterday morning:
I’ve had nothing but fun since I got it. I understand other artists were given one to try out at SXSW (Follow their campaign hashtag, #BeNoteworthy), so we’ll see what kind of collective interest can be gotten over the weekend there.
My take? Frankly, I’m delighted by it. I’m not saying the Note is the new “iPhone Killer”; that being said, it’s quite reassuring to know that the iPhone is no longer the ONLY game in town. As a traditional iPhone user, I was accustomed to thinking that Android was just a poor man’s iPhone. And then the Note comes along and proves me wrong. Dead wrong.
I hope to be posting more photo-drawings as my busiest weekend of the year progresses. Thanks to Samsung for the great opportunity. Rock on.
[Check out Guy Kawasaki’s post on the subject here.]
[Disclosure: Promotional consideration by Samsung]
that is too cool!!!
Too funny. I’ve been designing online marquees selling this phone/tablet and totally thought of your illustration style would be a fit for it.
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Hey Hugh. You can do that with Sketches in iOS. My 7yr old son’s been doing it for years (that’s not commentary on the art, just the capability). 😉
Very good, Hugh – but for a dinosaur like me, can it be used to make a phone call!! I’m still using those hand held things with wires dangling and a piece of paper for my doodling….
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Was that store in Seguin by any chance?
No… about an hour South of Rock Springs. Middle of nowhere hill country 😀
I learned something newjust now now I’m fulfilled for today. Thanks!
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