Samsung's latest videos feature real artists promoting the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung's latest videos feature real artists promoting the Galaxy Note 4
Samsung is definitely not short of ideas when it comes to making promo videos for the Galaxy Note 4, its newest flagship handset. The two latest videos show how real artists - Janine Rewell, an illustrator from Finland, and Jon Burgerman, and English-born illustrator - are using the S Pen stylus to transform the Note 4 “into a window of creativity.”

In the end, the idea of Samsung’s new videos is that the Galaxy Note 4 and its S Pen can turn “your ordinary day into something amazing.” You can watch both promo clips in the slideshow below.

The S Pen stylus of the Note 4 is the best ever made by Samsung, coming with its own suite of apps - including, of course, some that let you draw with ease. While the new Note has plenty of attractive features, the S Pen may very well be the most important of them. You can find out more about the S Pen and the new handset by reading our Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review.

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Ad #2 is the reason why I'll pick a N4 over everything else.

2. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Very nice ads. A friend of mine has a Note 3 and made a very cool flyer for my son's 5th birthday party using one of his pictures. This phone allows you to be very creative.

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I've made plenty of drawings using my Note 8 and Note 3 and had fun doing so. But I stopped making them as Samsung doesn't offer an export to a vector format that works well on the PC, i.e. in Illustrator or various sketching apps. Hopefully Samsung fixes this as it is a real disincentive to make anything other than a throwaway doodle.

4. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I saw the potential of owning a Galaxy Note since the first device. Here's something I did step by step illustration of a portrait with a Note 2. A Wacom digitizer Pen makes the big difference between a Galaxy Note and a mere big screen smartphone.

5. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

6. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Wow that's pretty good! To think I only use my S-Pen to just write notes (I write plenty of notes), I wish I had artistic skill! The best I can do is draw stick men LOL.

7. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

wow! Brilliant work.

8. Fellwalker

Posts: 545; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

How do you get from image 11 with lines to 12 without? I didn't think it did layers. These are all screenshots. What format is the final version gif, tiff, JPG, dng?

12. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I used the Sketchbook Pro app. I used layers for the construction lines for proper proportions, and turned that off eventually. This one won me a Galaxy Note 8 in a competition sponsored by over a year ago.

15. Fellwalker

Posts: 545; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Thanks. Congratulations - a great way to get a powerful tablet. I must admit, the 8 feels a better size for sketching. I'm on a nexus 7, with a nexus 5 as my phone. I didn't think it was the samsung app. I've used sketchbook express before but it doesn't have layers. I will now have to try "Autodesk Sketchbook" as pro now seems to be called. I like layers when playing with photos in Adobe photoshop. Ooh, it is fun. I see you can export to png, jpeg or psd. Sadly, I doubt I'm ever likely to approach your skill.

16. Fellwalker

Posts: 545; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Sorry - express does have 3 layers - I'd not found them before.

17. Fellwalker

Posts: 545; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

The 240 second edit time is a pain. I've got Pro now, and it only has one layer unless you buy the ability to create more for £2.49. I'll stick with the limitations of express for now.

19. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Wow! Youre impossible. Lol. I love drawing anime's but I'm not sure if I could really do it on the Note.

9. Fellwalker

Posts: 545; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

I really don't like touchwiz. If I put cyanogenmod on the note, would I still be able to use the s-pen, or would I be able to get closer to standard android with full s-pen using a new launcher like nova?

10. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

this phone is every artists or a creative persons dream to own.

11. twens

Posts: 1186; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

If you don't like touchwiz then the best advice for you would be to get a different phone. Samsungs hadware was built with touchwiz in mind. They're offering is to give you a phone that does almost everything out of the box. That's their strategy, if it doesn't suit you you're in luck cos this is android. There plenty of other phones out there that can equally serve your needs.

13. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

very ugly again bad bad bad bad tuchwiz and bad body material

14. paulislegend

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

what is that giant watch looking thing on both of their arms...?

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

thats not bad, very nice ads... I played with exynoss and sd805 variants today, there is no difference observable in performance at all. so the difference is present only in bench marks

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