Discovered an interesting anomaly. Using a Samsung Galaxy Note stylus on the Surface works splendidly. But using the Surface stylus on the Note has a significant offset up until it touches the screen, often it will start well below the intended starting point.
Mine doesn't, but I use inking on OneNote in desktop mode so the menu bar covers the top corners and when I get to the bottom I always scroll to have enough room to continue my inking. As for art, all I can tell you is that there is a whole world out there forever grateful that I don't practice it.