Surface Studio feels like 'generational leap forward,' says Penny Arcade artist

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It looks like Microsoft's artist-focused Surface Studio is already getting high marks from at least one prominent digital artist. Following the reveal of Microsoft's new all-in-one, Mike 'Gabe' Krahulik, one of the minds behind the popular webcomic Penny Arcade, revealed in a blog post that he has already spent some time with the Surface Studio and the experience has been great, to say the least.

From Penny Arcade, Krahulik writes:

I recognize that not everyone needs or wants a computer they can draw on. Some people do though and I will tell you that the Surface Studio is without a doubt the best digital drawing experience I have ever tried. I was trying to help Tycho understand why the Studio was so exciting. I spend 6 to 10 hours a day drawing digitally and I have for more than a decade. The Cintiq and the Surface, these are like my tools or my instruments. I am intimately familiar with how it feels to create things on these sorts of devices and the Studio honestly feels like a generational leap forward.

Speaking on the Surface Dial, Krahulik was similarly positive, noting that the tool not only feels good to use, but adds plenty of unique new options for interacting with his work.

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Krahulik's conclusion comes after not only spending a week of using the Surface Studio for his digital drawing work, but also after taking part in its design process by providing feedback to Microsoft during development. Given Krahulik's long history of using Surface products for his work, the whole blog post makes a great read. If you're a digital artist and are even the least bit interested in the Surface Studio, be sure to check out Krahulik's full thoughts for more.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl