It’s Time to Color!

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Stuck inside? Keep occupied!

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How to Take Care of Yourself When Working From Home

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9 Tips for Working at Home for Artists

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Everything You Need to Start Streaming Your Art

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Freaking Out

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Welcome to the Wacom Files

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El Mundo de Gabby Zapata: Colorido, alegre y divertido.

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The World of Gabby Zapata: Colorful, bright, and fun.

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Artist Resources: So Your Con Was Cancelled

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Weird Superpowers All Artists (Secretly) Have

Haley Newsome, from the insanely popular YouTube channel, LavenderTowne, hilariously describes the strange superpowers that you develop after you become an artist (beyond the obvious super drawing power). Watch the video below and see how many of these superpowers you have!     What’s your superpower? Crabby Arm Syndrome Useful in arm wrestling scenarios Certain […]

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Joe Wos

Twists, turns and blind alleys: The journey of a master maze maker

Joe admits that his first experiences at this new career were challenging. “I fiddled around with some ideas and frankly my coloring was awful. I lacked the patience, experience and tool skills to take my work to the level it would need to be. Around this time, I had finished my first book and hired a colorist. I was impressed with her work and asked her what tools she used, and she suggested I try a Wacom tablet. It was love at first sight!”

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Books

Marty Pants: How to Defeat a Wizard

(and how Mark Parisi started to write books)   To do this story justice, we’ll let Mark Parisi, author, cartoonist and all-around-funny-guy tell the story in his own words. Anything else would just not be…Mark Parisi.   How did I end up writing books? Marty Pants: How to Defeat a Wizard is the third book […]

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Bundle Of Joya

Be prepared: you might want to adopt a dog yourself after reading this post Israeli illustrator, comic book artist and self-described pizza lover, Erez Zadok draws witty and relatable illustrations about the everyday joys of raising his female dog, Joya. “Joya makes me laugh and makes my life happier. I figured there must be a […]

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Jimmy Craig

They Can Talk: A hilarious compilation of 100 animal cartoons

Comic illustrator, Jimmy Craig, the “cat friend” in this video recently published They Can Talk, a hardcover compilation of 100 of his clever, colorful and original comics that give an inside look into the inner thoughts of creatures from across the animal kingdom, from misunderstood sharks and trouble-making bears, to the often complicated relationship between […]

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How to Sketch Awesomely in Photoshop

“Sketch” and “paper” go together like peanut butter and jelly, coffee and cream, and Sonny and Cher. (Okay, bad example.) But the next-generation of sketching uses a Wacom stylus and tablet and Photoshop instead of the traditional pencil and pad. The advantages? Digital sketching allows you to create your desired image and experiment with an […]

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How to Draw in Adobe Illustrator with a Wacom Tablet

There are two different brush tools in Illustrator: The Paintbrush Tool and the “Blob Brush Tool”. Both possess unique behaviors, which are beneficial for different approaches to drawing. The Paintbrush Tool In most instances, drawing in Illustrator involves creating vector paths and then applying various brushes to those paths to achieve a desired appearance. You […]

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Seven Tips for Getting Used to a Wacom Pen Tablet

We’ve heard artists describe using a mouse like tying a pen to a bar of soap and/or a rock. Never mind that a mouse has no pressure sensitivity. Even though a pen tablet is more comfortable and offers an artistic experience much closer to traditional media, getting over the learning curve of putting the mouse […]

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Basics of Wacom Pen Pressure Sensitivity

Pressure-sensitive features are built right into Photoshop — you just have to know where to find them. When you installed the driver software that came with your Wacom Pen Display or Pen Tablet, all the pressure-sensitive features within Photoshop became available to you. Still, even experienced users don’t necessarily know where these features are. So […]

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superhero

How To Draw a Face of a Superhero-like Character

Follow along with Darlene’s step-by-step tutorial   Have you ever wanted to brush up on your illustration skills but didn’t really know where to start? Are you frustrated with your slow progress and feel like you’ve hit a wall? Are you a seasoned artist who could use a refresher course but don’t have a bazillion […]

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Senor Pelo

Enjoying the Chaotic Ride with Señor Pelo

When you are better known by your YouTube persona “Señor Pelo” (Mr. Hair), than your real name, you know you’re one of the lucky folks who consistently has good hair days. Nix that, incredible hair days. Glorious hair days. Diana-Ross-in-the-1960s-hair days. Separated at birth? The superbly-coiffed David Axel Cazares Casanova (Señor Pelo), is a freelance […]

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ayuda

Creativity Creates a Scare in the Short Film, Ayuda

It all started with a couple of Macbook Pros and a Cintiq… In November of 2017, Director Patrick Mason and crew made the long, tumultuous trek into the cold, dark woods of Front Royal, VA to shoot an independent short film simply titled, Ayuda. The film, which focuses on two day-laborers who are hired to […]

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Analogue Loaders

Analogue Loaders: A short film by Raphael Vangelis

Analogue Loaders from Raphael Vangelis on Vimeo. Raphael Vangelis is a London-based director who specializes in design-driven animation projects ranging from short films and music videos to TV commercials. He describes himself as an experimenter who is guided by a process, but not married to a system. He is fluent across a variety of mediums: […]

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Sunrise

15 Easy Tips for Better Sunrise Photography

Professional photographer, Anton Gorlin, strives to capture the essence of the moment, and the beauty and wealth of shapes and forms in his photographs. Originally from the Ukraine, Anton currently lives in Sydney, Australia where he runs a successful photography studio specializing in both real estate and landscape photography. Anton has over 200 real estate […]

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Behind the Mask

Christiana Broughton unveils the life of a costume designer   Christiana Broughton, a.k.a. Aunum (the Wampanoag Native American Language word for ‘dog’), is a costume designer, illustrator, animal lover, and Halloween aficionado who’s eager to share her creations with the world and along the way, help others convert their concepts and visions into reality through […]

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How to Draw Age Progressions

All faces are different, but qualities of our faces age in similar ways. Drawing a face through the stages of aging is one part imagination, one part observation. Natalie Murry, digital forensic artist, offers tips on creating age progressions for anyone interested in drawing faces. 1. Find key characteristics. “What you are looking for is a […]

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How To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop With a Wacom Tablet

I once heard that there are 4,000 keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop. Now I’ve never counted them all, but I can say from personal experience that there are definitely hundreds. Still, some of the most common things that I do in Photoshop don’t offer a keyboard shortcut. Fortunately it’s simple to create a keyboard shortcut where […]

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Set Up Photoshop Hot Keys on Your Wacom Tablet

The initial design phase is all about letting your ideas flow and capturing them digitally, mixing and matching to create the perfect character. Streamline your workflow to create quickly using your Wacom pen tablet or pen display, and the pressure sensitive features of your grip pen. In the video below, the folks at Digital Tutors […]

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What is the Best Software for Creating Art?

The possibilities are many, starting with Adobe® Photoshop®. But other accessible and powerful apps await, such as Autodesk® SketchBook®, Corel® Painter™, ArtRage® and Clip Studio Paint Pro, among others. All of these software programs are optimized for the Wacom pen. How do the programs work with Wacom tablets and displays? The pen tablet simply plugs […]

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8 Productivity Tips For Your Wacom Tablet

For those getting started with a Wacom tablet, or old pros who want to make their tablets work harder, we combed our YouTube videos for the best tips and tricks to making your tablet bend to your will. Scroll through for 8 productivity tips to unlock your tablet-using potential and make your workflow as productive as you […]

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5 Things to Know to Get You Started with Your New Wacom Tablet

For joy! Someone got a new tablet. And you are probably itching to get it out of the box and start using it. Or perhaps you’ve given it a go, but aren’t quite comfortable with it yet. The following sure-fire tips are just what you need to get started with your new tablet. 1. Tablet […]

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Add Personality to your Valentine’s with Sofia Warren

We don’t know about you, but we think Valentine’s Day card designs need more personality. We’re over the safe and tried messages Hallmark feeds us. We want passion. We want drama. We want messages between the lines. This year we asked New Yorker cartoonist, animator and comics maker Sofia Warren to draw us a little […]

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7 Digital Painting Mistakes

7 Digital Painting Sins

Whether you’re new to the world of digital painting, or are struggling to perfect your craft, you’ll appreciate this video on what NOT to do (and conversely WHAT do to) to make your digital paintings convey your unique personal style.

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Dani Diamond workspace

5 Steps to a 15 Minute Per Edit Workflow

The key to efficiency is mastering a consistent workflow when retouching. When you are consistent, it becomes muscle memory. Not only is the work faster but the output is uniform and a set of images will all have the same toning and look.

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Color grading

Creative Color Grading

Photoshop master, Unmesh Dinda, from PiXimperfect does it again in his video on Shaping the Light with Creative Color Grading. Watch the video to see how he creates his magic with Photoshop and a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet.

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Darlene Nguyen realism challenge

Realism Drawing Challenge

Darlene Nguyen from Rapid Fire Art puts her analog drawing skills to the test on a Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 where she takes on a realism drawing challenge (originally created by Mark Crilley), and restricts her digital toolbox.

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Create Your Perfect Digital Signature in Photoshop

Have you ever wished to add your signature to your images? In this tutorial from Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect, you’ll learn how to use brush smoothing in Photoshop along with pressure sensitivity and pen tilt in your Wacom tablet to create beautiful signatures for branding, watermarks, or simply adding your personal flourish to your work.

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How to Start Painting Digitally with Painter and Wacom

You’ve seen them standing there with their easels on windswept cliffs and windswept beaches and windswept botanical gardens, quietly capturing the scene with their paints. And you want to be them. Heck, who doesn’t. Or perhaps you are them (we envy you, windswept painter person!) But often the reality of painting (messy paints, awaiting the […]

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March of Robots! has Arrived

March is finally here and NCAA college basketball is not the only game in town. Yes, it’s time for the MARCH of ROBOTS!, sponsored by Wacom and Graphixly, a fun sketch challenge created by DaCosta Bayley of Chocolate Soop studio in Vancouver, Canada. First started in October of 2012 and called #Botober, the original goal […]

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20 tips for junior game artists

20 Tips When Applying for a Junior Artist Position

When you’re fresh out of school it can be challenging to get your foot in the door of a company that can help you grow your creative career. Hervé Piton, veteran artist and Head of Games at London-based Peak Labs, has written a helpful article based on his recent experiences that may help you to land your own dream job.

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Elizabeth Rhodes signs Feminism is for Boys

Elizabeth Rhodes from Wacom Discusses New Book on Feminism

Wacom is surrounded by creativity, so it should come as no surprise that one of Wacom’s own, Elizabeth Rhodes, is about to launch a new children’s book that creatively approaches the subject of feminism. She hopes Feminism is for Boys teaches parents and their children, both genders, that embracing feminism is important for all concerned.

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Wacom Behind the Scenes: Life as a Cartoonist

When people think of Learjets, fast cars and chateaus on the Riviera (are there chateaus on the Riviera?), people often think of not oil barons, but cartoonists. It’s a glamorous life, to be sure. Wacom wanted a behind-the-scenes look at life as a cartoonist, so we asked our friend and professional cartoonist/man-about-town, Jason Chatfield, to […]

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I Forced Myself to Use a Wacom and It Changed My Life

Thanks to peer pressure, eight years ago, I purchased a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet. A handful of photographers and retouchers I admired were using tablets to edit photos and I was intrigued enough to hit the buy button on Amazon. The tablet arrived two days later, but within 24 hours of use, it was packed […]

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How to draw ears

How to Draw Ears

Drawing an ear seems complicated because of the lumps, valleys and folds, but when you learn to simplify its basic shapes, you’ll see that it’s not so difficult after all.

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Wacom Pro Pen lineup

Wacom Pro Pen slim Comparison and Review

Our favorite IT security manager and tech reviewer, John Ferry from the YouTube channel Create Now Sleep Later reviews the newest addition to the Wacom Pro Pen lineup – the Wacom Pro Pen slim and compares it to the Pro Pen 2 and Pro Pen 3D.

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MerMay

How to Draw a Mermaid

Tom Bancroft, animator, character designer, instructor and Father of MerMay, shares his tips on drawing different styles of mermaids.

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Wacom at the Game Developer’s Conference 2019 #GDC2019

The 2019 Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) kicked off yesterday in San Francisco and the Wacom team is already there connecting with developers and artists. Hopefully they’re also learning from all the keynote presentations (don’t party too much, guys). If you’re a game developer or game artist , GDC is the place to be to network, […]

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Wacom Customer Care

Top 5 Wacom Customer Care Questions: Answered

So you’ve got a new Wacom, or you’re about to buy one. You’re about to embark on the most natural way to create digitally. But first, you might have some questions. We asked our fantastic customer care team for the top five questions they get, and we also asked them for the answers. Fun fact: […]

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How to draw lips

Quick Tips for Drawing Lips

In this quick and fun video tutorial, Darlene Nguyen from Rapid Fire Art shows you how to create all sorts of unique lips starting with just a straight line or even just a squiggle.

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Make Art

Making Art is as Easy as…. Whaaaaaat?!

There’s a new accessory on the market and it’s a game changer for digital artists. It’s called the Make Art button and we’ve asked some of our favorite Wacom friends to give it a whirl. Animation pro, Evan Burse from Cartoon Block Character designer and illustrator, Joel Santana, the Mad Hattr Darlene Nguyen, creator of […]

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Wacom Cintiq 16 review

Test Driving the Cintiq 16 with Pro Illustrator Tad Carpenter

I should start by sharing that I have never used a tablet to draw with in my life. Never. No, seriously, I have never drawn on any kind of tablet before. I am slightly embarrassed about this as a professional designer and illustrator. To say I was nervous to finally try one might be an […]

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Wacom Cintiq 16

Hear What People Are Saying About Wacom Cintiq 16

Artists are loving the new Wacom Cintiq 16 Wacom Cintiq 16 is a creative pen display designed to help you make your imagination come to life in rich color and sharp detail. It comes with the super-responsive Pro Pen 2 – so you can create with incredible control and high accuracy and offers the familiar […]

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Mini drawing course

Get Started Drawing with This Mini Illustration Course from Rapid Fire Art

Darlene Nguyen from  Rapid Fire Art has been churning out drawing tutorials in er… a rapid fire way, so we thought we’d start compiling them into a Mini Drawing course that teaches you how to draw the human face. Darlene’s clear step-by-step explanations show how to achieve results quickly and easily, and is a great […]

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The artistry of Anna Aspnes

Why Size Matters Not

Larger tablets may be the more ostentatious choice with all the ‘shiny’ gadgetry they offer, but smaller tablets with their ease of use, shorter learning curve and less intrusive ‘footprint,’ will always be my preference.

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Wacom catches the wave in Huntington Beach

Ah, yes. A weekend at the beach in Southern California. Huntington Beach to be exact. Surf City USA. Time to put on the wetsuit, wax up the board and catch the next big wave of cartoonists. Cartoonists? Duh. Certainly, you weren’t thinking about surfing, right? The National Cartoonists Society (NCS) meets every May in a […]

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Wacom y el diseño de moda digital

El año pasado empezamos a ver que muchos de nuestros seguidores compartían sus diseños de moda en línea. El trabajo de estos artistas nos pareció realmente inspirador, ya que demuestra el dominio del detalle técnico, el dibujo, el manejo del color, las proporciones, el movimiento del cuerpo humano, y muchas cosa más. Estos artistas realmente […]

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Ethan draws on Wacom Cintiq Pro 166

Ethan Castillo’s Super Spidey Sense

Wacom has exhibited at San Diego Comic Con for many years, and we’ve had the privilege of being located adjacent to Artist’s Alley, where we can overlook the booths of artists displaying all the amazing art they have created. One particular artist, Ethan Castillo, caught our eye because of his talent, enthusiasm and youth. Now […]

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Cut Out Hair from an Extremely Busy Background

We’ve all tried to cut out a person’s image in Photoshop to replace the background with another. Photoshop does a grand job of it when the subject is on a simple background, but what about when the background is busy? There’s never been a good way to get all the details in the hair perfect […]

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Digital Inking Basics

Digital Inking Basics in CLIP STUDIO PAINT

Good inking means paying attention to your line widths/weights and knowing when to use a bold stroke and when to use a feather light touch. Different kinds of inking styles lead to different effects.

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Adding magic to photos with Allison Olivia Moon

Allison Olivia Moon enjoys documenting life and capturing its fleeting magical and beautiful moments. She’s a modern-day artist and content producer who’s inspired by nature, magic, and fashion. Living in New York City makes it easy to find interesting subjects, situations, and settings to photograph. And she’s always sharing her day’s finds on her Instagram […]

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Artist Alley

Tabling with a Tablet

The artist alley is the unsung highlight of any comic or anime convention. For those of you unfamiliar with them, that’s the part of the sales floor where artists sell prints and crafts—both fanart and their original properties—and take commissions for custom pieces.

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Comic Lab Podcast

Making Comics, and Making a Living From Comics

As comics pros Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett will tell you, cartoonists just work better on a Wacom. These two Eisner-nominated pros have been making a living with their Cintiqs for over a decade, now. And Wacom is proud to partner with them as they share cartooning tips and tricks on their hilarious weekly podcast, ComicLab!  Filled with drawing advice […]

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Rosanna SDCC

Going to Comic-Con? Come play with Wacom.

Every year in July close to 200,000 people set out on a pilgrimage to the holiest of comics and cosplay sites on the planet – Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. It’s a veritable sea of people, colors and activities. Here, people watching isn’t just a casual pastime. It’s pretty much a requirement. If you […]

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Draw off

BuzzFeed’s Draw-Off Segment Draws a Crowd

BuzzFeed’s Draw-Off is a light-hearted drawing competition show where two artists sit face-to-face and compete in a series of drawing challenges – including drawing famous characters from memory. Sounds easy, right? Wrong!!

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Bigger Canvas, Bigger Creativity: How One Filmmaker Uses the Wacom Cintiq Pro 32

Content: we’re all making it. Whether it’s a Facebook update calling out our high school best friend for that series of hair mistakes, to brands who are constantly pushing authentic-seeming content. Among all of this content, is Psyop, a group of artists who are blurring the lines between advertising and entertainment with their art. Their most recent […]

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Pioneering digital universes

Pioneering Digital Universes

Without digital pens, which are the modern wands of today’s magicians, we would still be using the mouse ;  one click at a time, to create art. And some artists still do. But the functionality of the digital pen, has revolutionized the creative field.

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RC Concepcion

Make Great Selections in Photoshop Using Multiple Tools

Many of us have a favorite tool for making selections. Some of the tools work great when the selection is easy to make, but what if the object you want to select is against a complex background? RC Concepcion shows you why you should go to more than one tool to increase your accuracy.

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CONHEÇA A UNHIDE CONFERENCE 2019

Arte, criatividade, conhecimento, inspiração, networking e muito aprendizado: já em sua primeira edição em 2018, a UNHIDE Conference ficou marcada como o maior evento de Digital Art da América Latina. Em 2019, ele está volta, 3 vezes maior e recheado de atrações épicas! A programação do evento inclui Palestras com as maiores referências em Direção […]

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Start using 3D

3D Tools for Artists: A Basic Primer

3d models can be a crutch that keeps you from learning basic skills, but they can also be a powerful tool to take your art above and beyond what would be traditionally possible. Concept artists have been using them for ages as an integral part of their workflow, but they’re still underutilized in other genres.

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Later Alligator

Later Alligator: A Q&A with the Small-Buteras

Later Alligator is among the highest-rated Steam titles at an almost unheard of 98%, with reviewers praising its innovative take on the genre and its “cute and quirky” humor. Pardon the cliche, but that phrase was made for this game: It’s adorable, it doesn’t have a single serious moment and it was made on Wacom devices.

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osu!

The King of osu!

osu! was originally intended to be played with a mouse, but as it became a cult hit, records were broken, and user-created levels got faster and more serpentine, players realized it was easier to keep up with a tablet. “Pen mode” allowed them to instantly pick up and drop their cursor to another part of the screen, and hover tracking made it possible—if you used the x and z keys as substitutes for the mouse buttons—to play without even touching the surface.

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Photo by Deborah Coleman/Pixar

Visual Storytelling with Pixar’s Scott Morse

“Everything starts with story, and story starts with emotion and the visuals are really an embellishment on top of that. Your favorite movies, TV shows, comics, are memorable not for technical impressiveness of the CG or the linework, but “because they’ve emotionally marked themselves in your brain.” ~ Scott Morse

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The Joker

Drawing the Joker with Wacom Intuos

Evan Burse from Cartoon Block shows you that you don’t need a fancy Cintiq to do amazing art. Instead he breaks out his new Wacom Intuos to create this latest drawing of the Joker.

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This Week: PHOTOPLUS and Dani Diamond

Have you ever tried to edit a photo with a mouse? It’s a bit like using a rock, but the rock would likely be easier and faster. Aside from being uncomfortable, the mouse lacks a key feature: pressure sensitivity. Wacom products are all about pressure sensitivity, which means that retouching becomes fast and intuitive. This […]

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Lynn Chen

Playing with light, color and corgis. The artistry and whimsy of Lynn Chen.

This might sound strange, I like drawing on a Cintiq because I don’t feel the Cintiq… I mean, as a tool, the Cintiq is very well designed and super functional. When creating an image, it serves everything I need. It just works, makes the creative process natural and smooth. I love the fact that Cintiq gives me the urge to draw and create something fun.

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¿Un obsequio de creatividad? Está esperándote adentro en la caja!

¿Cuántas veces has comprado algo con ganas de utilizarlo ya solo para descubrir que el producto venía sin pilas? Tu emoción inicial se desvanece, demorada por la búsqueda en cajones y gabinetes o incluso yendo a la tienda para comprar un paquete de pilas AA. Con los productos Wacom de está temporada de vacaciones, no […]

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Um presente de criatividade? Está na caixa.

Quantas vezes você comprou alguma coisa, ansioso para colocá-la em uso, mas na hora descobriu que ela vinha sem bateria? Sua animação inicial desvanece devido ao atraso causado por uma busca em armários ou por uma ida ao mercado para comprar um pacote de pilhas. Com os produtos Wacom neste fim de ano, você não […]

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Wacom at Adobe MAX – To Live and Draw in LA

Adobe’s annual partner event, Adobe MAX, is taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, November 4th – 6th, and Wacom is providing people with some fun, entertaining and educational ways to help celebrate digital content creation. Think of all the amazing art, designs and photographs that have been created with Adobe software and Wacom […]

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Making Your Wacom Intuos Mobile. Introducing Android Compatibility.

As of November 5th, 2019, you can now create with your Wacom Intuos pen tablet whenever and wherever your creative inspiration hits. Wacom Intuos (CTL4100 and CTL 6100 models) is now compatible with select Android smartphones and tablets using Android OS (6.0 or later). We are currently working on expanding our comparability to as many […]

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Wacom’s MobileStudio Pro and Adobe Fresco Paint a Pretty Picture

The new digital drawing must-have: MobileStudio Pro 16 combined with the newly launched PC version of Adobe’s painting and drawing application, Fresco. The artists we’ve talked to are loving Fresco’s watercolor capabilities and all of the ways the Wacom Pro Pen 2 technology enhances the Fresco experience. Wacom and Adobe share a long history of […]

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Tornando sua Wacom Intuos móvel. Introduzindo compatibilidade com Android.

A partir de 5 de novembro de 2019, você agora pode criar com sua mesa digitalizadora Wacom Intuos onde e quando sua inspiração criativa aparecer. A Wacom Intuos (modelos CTL4100 e CTL 6100) agora é compatível com smartphones e tablets Android usando o Android OS (6.0 ou posteriores). Estamos atualmente trabalhando na expansão da nossa […]

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The Gift of Creativity: From Wacom & Friends, with Love

At Wacom, we truly believe that art can change the world. And in a world hungry for so much change, we’ve challenged ourselves to do what we can to spread the gift of creativity. Will you join us? This holiday season, we’re challenging our community to give the #GiftOfCreativity. In return, we will create the ultimate […]

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El Desafío Wacom #GiftofCreativity

En Wacom creemos de todo corazón que el arte tiene el poder de transformar al mundo. Y en un mundo tan hambriento de cambio como el nuestro, nos hemos dado la tarea de repartir el regalo de la creatividad en nuestra comunidad. ¡Y queremos que te nos unas! Esta temporada navideña te retamos a repartir […]

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3 Surprising Places to Find Free Drawing Reference

Header: Hokusai’s Iconic Great Wave from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection. If you’re like me, you use references on top of references for everything, and are practically incapable of drawing without a folder of them at hand. (It’s a problem!) Finding the right one for your needs can be tricky, but with more and more […]

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StartVR

Switching seamlessly between the real world and the virtual one

For the Sydney-based market-leading studio StartVR , incorporating the newest Wacom Cintiq Pro into their workflow was a game-changer. The Cintiq replaced 5 or 6 different devices, from tablet to VR headset and allows for an immersive experience that reduced or eliminated many distractions.

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Wacom Intuos Pro

Digital Painting Tips and Tech from Artist Jeremy Sutton

Wacom had a chance to talk with digital painting pioneer, Jeremy Sutton, about the tech he uses to create his masterpieces. Sutton has found himself painting luminaries such as Richard Branson and performers from renowned groups such as Cirque du Soleil with his Intuos Pro. We asked Sutton about the tools he uses for his […]

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The One Thing You Need in a Tablet

January is Month One, dedicated to the Wacom One.   Released January 7th, the new version is a drawing monitor—our lowest-priced yet, offering all Wacom’s build quality for half the cost of a Cintiq.  All the art for this article was done on it. Bear in mind that this is different from the One By Wacom, […]

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This One Resolution Will Last You the Rest of Your Life

Header: Boticelli’s La Calunnia, an interpretation of a painting by Apelles, from a description in an ancient text.     Nulla Dies Sine Linea “Not a day without a line.”   So goes the motto of the Art Students League of New York, considered one of the most influential art schools in America.  Yet, it’s […]

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One-Hour Exercise: Draw Your Own Font

Yesterday, I got the box my editor very graciously sent me of things I could write about. Wacom accessories, educational materials—including a book of drawing exercises by our partner (and frankly, genius) artist Peter Han, that I hope to write about soon—pens compatible with the Wacom One to review… but among them was a Japanese […]

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Join the #WacomValentines Chain

This Valentine’s Day we want everyone in our community to feel seen and loved. We would like to invite you to use your art to break the ice, to turn a stranger into a friend, and to always try to use your talent to brighten someone’s day. Let’s start a chain of beautiful #WacomValentines on […]

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Designing Chicory’s Creatures with Alexis Dean-Jones

  A mysterious phenomenon’s drained all the color from the world, and only Pizza, a dog with a (borrowed) magic paintbrush can restore it. In the game’s one simple but wildly versatile mechanic, you use your cursor to splash hues across his world, causing different magical effects. In other words, yes, it’s literally a game […]

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Wacom and Best Buy Kit Out Centers for Teens

Around the country, teens are getting hands-on with the technology that helps fuel their passion for creativity at Best Buy Teen Tech Centers. These tech centers are filled with premium tech tools, such as the Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 and Wacom Intuos, and present an opportunity for teens to experiment and produce work that often […]

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Wacom Discount

I Spy a New Online Store for Wacom and Upcoming Deals

Wacom’s eStore has that new website smell! We sequestered a team in a large conference room with nothing but cereal bars, cashews and some extremely large sticky notes to put together a brand new eStore, which is optimized for mobile and makes searching Wacom products that much easier. And it’s the place to find financing […]

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How to Beat Anxiety and Get Started Drawing

Procrastinators tend to self-deprecate by saying they’re just lazy: especially artists, who are haunted by the stereotype of laziness wherever we go. But more likely, it’s actually fear. And we know the scientific cause: Your right amygdala.

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Raahat Kaduji’s Wacom One Illustration Process

“I spent much of my childhood amongst trees, pencils and paper,” says British-Indian illustrator, animal rights activist, and self-described “woodland walker” Raahat Kaduji. “I’ve always had an affinity with nature, but if I wasn’t outside in the woods with friends, building dens and climbing trees, I was inside turning my daydreams into collages and penciled […]

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Which Wacom is Best for Working from Home?

The Wacom crew is a lucky bunch: we get to work with you fabulous artists every day. And we also do a fair bit of working remotely, whether that’s from home or from various secret spots in the actual office. All of us carry a Wacom device with us wherever we go so we have […]

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Wacom Software Offers

Anyone who purchases a new Wacom Intuos, Wacom Intuos Pro, Wacom One, Wacom Cintiq and Wacom Cintiq Pro are eligible to partake in this offer. A valid Wacom ID and product registration is required to access/download software. Here’s what comes with each Wacom product purchase:   Wacom Intuos Creative Pen Tablets Corel® Painter® Essentials™ 7: Create blank […]

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Bring Color and Texture to 3D Sculpting with Wacom Cintiq and the Substance suite

Limited time only: get six months of Substance suite when you purchase a Wacom Cintiq 16 or a Wacom Cintiq 22. The (creative) devil is in the details. When creating a new building, product or game character, designers and artists who want to draw attention to the details turn to the Substance suite for the finest texturing and material authoring capabilities. In fact, the […]

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Wacom Discount

All the Wacom Discounts and Deals You Can Handle

You want to save money, but your creativity is a hungry beast whose maw won’t stop consuming pens and paint and photo lenses and, most importantly blank notebooks for all of your fantastic ideas. We get it that being creative is expensive and we’re here to alleviate some of that financial pain with all the […]

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Artist Resources: So Your Con Was Cancelled

This article needs no introduction. As of this writing, every major comics and anime convention in the US for the rest of March has been cancelled or postponed, and about half through April. Both this and the prospect of even stricter quarantines can be devastating to professional artists, most of whom are self-employed and many […]

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The World of Gabby Zapata: Colorful, bright, and fun.

Color can cure sadness, and we all need a little more color these days. This is why we want to introduce you to one of the most vibrant artists we know, the beautiful and talented Gabby Zapata from Los Angeles, California. Gabby is a senior visual development artist for Disney Digital Network and often exhibits […]

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El Mundo de Gabby Zapata: Colorido, alegre y divertido.

Dicen que el color puede curar la tristeza, y todos necesitamos un poco más de color últimamente. Es por eso que queremos presentarte a una de las artistas más simpáticas que conocemos, la bella y talentosa Gabby Zapata de Los Ángeles, California. Gabby es una artista de desarrollo visual para Disney Digital Network y a […]

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The STAEDTLER Noris Digital Pencil Makes its Mark

Pick up the STAEDTLER Noris digital pencil and it looks and feels like the real, graphite-filled thing.  Start using it with the Wacom One and a natural media experience comes to life.  Suddenly you’re writing, sketching and drawing with that true pencil-on-paper feel.  How can a digital device like this offer so much control, comfort […]

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Freaking out

Freaking Out

I’m still going to go back and forth between moments of panic and acceptance. I know that. But I also know this storm shall pass, and it is only when things get bad that we grow. Nobody changes when things are comfortable.

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Everything You Need to Start Streaming Your Art

3/20 Note: This was originally written in December, so it doesn’t reference the current state of affairs. For information on virtual artist alleys and livestreaming as an alternative to events, see my last article, Artist Resources: So Your Con Was Cancelled. I moved to a larger room last month, which allowed me to rebuild my […]

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How to Work From Home When You’re Organized…Or Not

Here at Wacom, we have a band of professional artists who come with us to events and tradeshows and offer their expert ideas and insights in using Wacom products for their art. TheOneWithBear (aka Sarajean) is one of our traveling crew and she’s an expert in many things: Clip Studio Paint, Wacom, gaming, and consuming […]

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9 Tips for Working at Home for Artists

Our current global situation is unprecedented, and we’re each trying to figure out how to adapt to the new normal. We all face similar challenges; how to stay healthy while still getting groceries, staying connected with our family and friends, and planning our day to day with limited resources for however long our self-isolation lasts.

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How to Take Care of Yourself When Working From Home

Header: Ideal Quarantine by Miss Holly French Twitter’s biggest art meme right now is #coronamaison, or “corona home.” Started by bestselling comic artist Pénélope Bagieu, the challenge is to take this template— —And draw your dream room to ride out the quarantine in. So the illustrations today will be from this hashtag, to showcase their incredible […]

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Quarantined Creative

Productivity tips for the quarantined creative

“Stuck inside! It’s the dream of all introverts: never having to venture out and interact with the real world. I think many of us forget that we usually choose to not interact with the outside world, we’re rarely forced to not interact because of exceedingly dire circumstances, like, you know, a worldwide pandemic, visiting relatives or other natural disaster.

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Remote Learning: Easy solutions for E-Learning and Remote Teaching from Home

With many schools closed or about to close, teachers, parents and students are looking for quick and easy to implement solutions for e-learning and remote teaching. Here are some ideas to bring classes back online using readily available software tools and platforms, including Skype, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office, Zoom and OpenBoard, a free digital whiteboard […]

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Working from Home, Remote Learning and Teaching with Wacom

While we are all staying home to save lives, we are adjusting to a new reality of home-based everything from eating to exercise to work and school. Many companies encourage employees to work from home, for the first time. Schools are closed, challenging teachers and students to find new ways to teach or learn from […]

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Digital White Boarding: How to Brainstorm Virtually

Sure…most meetings can be an email. But there’s one type of meeting that requires face-to-face interaction: the brainstorm. While working from home, brainstorming still needs to happen. It’s a break from the tedium of PowerPoint and it’s an opportunity to give our creativity a place to expand. So what do you need to brainstorm virtually? […]

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How to Customize Your Brushes in Clip Studio Paint with TheOneWithBear

Whenever we have a Clip Studio Paint question, TheOneWithBear (aka Sarajean Chung) always has the answer (we’re not kidding, we have her on speed dial). To say she’s a Clip Studio Paint expert is an understatement. She even drinks from a CSP mug – very fancy. In this episode, Sarajean demonstrates the simple process of […]

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Samarra Khaja

Make a fun t-shirt from a photo

Self-described ‘wacky, wonderful and whimsical’ illustrator, Samarra Khaja, bring a whole lot of fun to a project that teaches you how to create your own design easily and simply using a smart phone, computer and Wacom One creative display. About Samarra Samarra Khaja brings over 20 years of art direction, illustration, and graphic design expertise […]

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Remote Learning: How to use Wacom One and OneNote to Engage Students Online

Solutions for remote teaching and e-learning are in high demand. Because of the Corona virus, schools and teachers are now challenged to develop ideas on how to teach digitally from home. Readily available software tools, like OneNote, can be a great help to create teaching materials, distribute worksheets to students and exchange documents with fellow […]

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How to Annotate Documents Digitally

There’s a reason the red pencil endures: it’s the most efficient way to communicate mark ups on a document. Trouble is, you need a printer and a red pencil if you want to truly mark up a doc. If your home office is without a printer, annotating and marking up documents with a mouse takes […]

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The Magic of Vectors: Part 1

TheOneWithBear (aka Sarajean Chung) is back with her Dragon Quest slimes and another handy how-to! In this first episode of a two-part lesson, Sarajean discusses vector basics using Clip Studio Paint, Wacom One and Wacom Cintiq Pro 24. Learn the difference between vector and raster, the capabilities of vectors and how you can use pressure to […]

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Bem-vindo Brasil!

“O brasileiro é o povo mais criativo do mundo.” É com essa frase, que muitos cansam de ouvir e falar, que abrimos o nosso espaço aqui na Wacom Community, ou melhor, Comunidade Wacom. Sim, o brasileiro é criativo e merece um espaço onde possa ver seus artistas, tirar dúvidas sobre produtos e se informar sobre […]

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