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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Dicas de como se manter criativo em casa – Rafaella Tuma

Hoje vamos entrar um pouco no mundo criativo da Rafaella Tuma, uma artista incrível que vai ajudar na #FiqueEmCasa e continue desenhando. São dicas importantes que vai deixar o seu dia em casa ainda mais criativo. VAMOS LÁ! Oi, meu nome é Rafaella Tuma, sou ilustradora freelancer, trabalho com cinema, publicidade e estamparia. Já estou […]

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A arte que representa – Deoxy Diamond

Deoxy Diamond sempre se destacou nas redes sociais com sua arte que representa. Mostrando sempre o seu dia a dia, os seus amigos e o seu jeito de pensar. Hoje vamos conhecer mais ainda o talento de quem leva para a arte muito mais do que se possa imaginar. E essa história começa assim: Quando […]

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O dia de Monteiro Lobato

José Bento Renato Monteiro Lobato, conhecido apenas por Monteiro Lobato. Da literatura infantil brasileira, ficou popularmente conhecido pelo conjunto educativo de sua obra de livros infantis, que constitui aproximadamente a metade da sua produção literária que entre as mais famosas destaca-se Reinações de Narizinho (1931), Caçadas de Pedrinho (1933) e O Picapau Amarelo (1939). Pode-se dizer […]

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Ryan Jude Novelline: “Prince Charming” of Avant-Garde and Eco-Fashion

Let’s go back to New York Comic Con 2019. If you’ve ever been to NYCC, you know the fast-paced hustle and bustle of enthusiastic fans and exhibitors. You’ve powered through the intense waves of people to visit your favorite booths (looking at you, PugliePug!). You’ve also experienced those lively cosplayers who are decked out to […]

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A mulher artista e brasileira por Lhaiza Morena

Meu nome é Lhaiza Morena, sou ilustradora e moro em Salvador. Minha arte é voltada para a representatividade negra. Comecei porque eu queria me ver representada em propagandas, embalagens, revistas e como eu cresci não tendo essa representação, então eu resolvi fazer isso.  Ser artista no Brasil não é fácil apesar de todo mundo amar o […]

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Técnica e suavidade com Fernanda da Silva Silveira

Hoje vamos conhecer um pouco da artista Fernanda Silveira. Que com muita suavidade e talento passa para o papel e digital toda a sua essência. Conte-nos como começou o seu interesse pela arte. Meu interesse pela arte começou desde pequena. Um dia minha avó decidiu começar a comprar cadernos para mim quando eu comecei a […]

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shape motif

Good vs Bad Character Design: Tips and Tricks

Professional industry artists, Brent Noll and Maximus Pauson, of the popular YouTube channel BaM Animation break down good and bad character designs using the three fundamentals of clarity: silhouette, palette, and exaggeration.

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MerMay Profile: Tom Bancroft

Header image from Lipscomb University Tom Bancroft is the creator of MerMay and the head judge of our end-of-the-month contest.  Many of our contributors this year have worked for Disney, but he’s the one who’s done it most extensively, working in some capacity on most of their movies of the ‘90s.  Notable accomplishments include designing […]

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O Poder inspirador das LIVES.

Foram horas e horas de muita arte AO VIVO em nossas redes sociais, além de muita conversa, pessoal tirando dúvida sobre os artistas. Vamos começar mostrando para vocês como foi esse mês de maio com uma das lives mais aguardadas. Julia Simas mandou muito bem dando dicas de como criar pequenas animações.   Logo depois […]

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