Renowned illustrator Paul Davis shows what the joy of the journey is all about by taking the Note...
We took away the traditional tools of eight artists and gave them something new to get creative with. We weren’t being mean! This was our way of demonstrating the creative potential of the Galaxy Note 8.0 - to explore how the S Pen sets it apart, by putting it in the hands of real working artists. This is their story.
Piccadilly – we have a problem
After their crash course, it was time for our pros to take the Galaxy Note 8.0 out on the streets of London. With four street portrait artists and four comic book artists we had just one snag – the weather forecast. Torrential rain was on the way - a typical British summer, just in time for our big outdoor event. Could we take cover? We scouted indoor locations in the area and found a café close by with a second floor studio overlooking the Eros status.
Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a sharp knife it.
We didn’t just limit the event to Piccadilly visitors; Twitter helped us to make muses of people everywhere. The day before our event we’d invited Twitpic submissions and, as hundreds of faces were tweeted our way, some of our artists devoted their time to creating Galaxy Note 8.0 Portraits for our followers online. Every picture painted went up on the big screen and, when we sent out the photos, the enthusiastic Twitter response blew us away. With a social reach of 1.77 million, the campaign got some great PR, too, and the story was covered online by publications like Creative Review and Drum.
Making S Pen friends
At the beginning of this challenge, a few of the artists had expressed their concerns about being good enough to do the Galaxy Note 8.0 justice – the technology was new to them and they didn’t want to let down the people they were painting.
But the artists quickly made friends with the Galaxy Note 8.0. Using the S Pen not only became as natural as drawing with a pencil or painting with a paintbrush, it also offered up interesting digital techniques as part of the S Note package, inspiring our artists to try new things.
Meet the artists
It moves you
Many of our muses tried their hand at creating an artwork on the Galaxy Note 8.0, too, finding out for themselves just how intuitive it is using the S Pen. If our artists have inspired you to get creative, find out more about what the Galaxy Note 8.0 can offer you.