In my last journal I spoke of the tragic lose of my trusty laptop, Void. I am very fortunate to be able to move on much sooner than expected. (A great credit rating is key)
I've built desktops in the past, and Void offered some flexibility as a laptop, but I was usually chained to a desk in order to draw. In both cases I used a Wacom Intous.
These days I spend all day with my son who is fast approaching the ripe old age of two. So I can't spend a lot of time at my desk. (A few hours total) The need to draw, design my characters, start my web comic, and so forth isn't being fufilled in that short amount of of time.
I'm trying something new. In an effort increase my productivity while not detracting from the time spent with my son, I've preordered the Surface Pro 4. I'll be able to draw directly onto the screen in Photoshop, it weighs less than two pounds, and I really think it will give me the flexibility to draw everyday.
Of course this means I'll have to make the jump to Photoshop CC, which involves a yearly subscription fee...but that's life I suppose. (I plan to do the free trial first)
Now I'm just trying not to go crazy while I wait for it to arrive. They ship on the 26th of this month. I also need to think of a good name for it.