"That's because everything I touch is food for my hunger, my hunger for power!" - Megatron
My take on that classic battle at Sherman Dam from the G1 cartoon series, where we first saw Prime's axe and Maggie's flail. I kept the bots as boxy as possible and plausible, closer to the G1 look - nothing like the movies' scrap metal aesthetics.
This was also a test drive of my new 16" Mobilestudio pro, pushing Photoshop on this beast(?) of a machine to see how much it can handle. Compared to my iPadPro+Procreate set-up, I'm a tad disappointed with this, considering what a mighty costly investment I've sprung just for a hobby. The minuses,
1. Don't know if its a hardware, OS or software issue, the screen would freeze up and become unresponsive and I'd have to do a hard reboot. Don't even know where to start troubleshooting for this, and the various manufacturers and developers will probably just point the finger at each other save themselves. Power button also sucks, sometimes the slide/spring-back doesn't register.
2. Wacom drivers also have a nasty habit of deciding to disconnect itself, rendering the pen useless, and I'd have to restart Wacom services again. Frustrating when I have to keep doing this every few hours into my work.
2a. It didn't help at one point, Windows' ($#!+) forced update screwed with windows ink and totally messed with how the pen works and it took them like 2 weeks to post a fix.
3. There seems to be some issue with palm rejection, sometimes when I'm zoomed in it would suddenly snap back to full page view.
4. Could be Photoshop issue and or with the pen but the lasso tool, halfway lassoing and it becomes invisible or disappears and I'll have to start all over again. At other times I'm unable to close the loop even when the circle prompt is showing.
4. Seriously? The portable stand is still unavailable after 10 months since I got this rig.
5. Not a major gripe but the portable sleeve/case that came with the machine literally started falling apart at the seams the very next day I took it out for a field test.
I also find the friction of iPadPro/pencil's rubber tip on glass gives a nicer feel for sketching compared to Wacom's plastic tip. And now that Procreate has updated itself with even more features, I'm so much more inclined to swing back to working with my iPadPro. The major downside is the restriction on layers due to its lower processing capabilities, and I'll end up racking up several multiple canvases - which can be a hassle.
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