MerMay Profile: Pernille Ørum

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MerMay Profile: Tom Bancroft

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Coloring Characters the Industry Way

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Clean Line Art ! Digital Inking Tips from BaM Animation

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Good vs Bad Character Design: Tips and Tricks

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EMR Stylus (Electro-magnetic Resonance): How Wacom Pens work

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Making up lost time during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Creando Pósters de Películas con Felix Alejandro Hernandez

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Living and learning in a global pandemic. One high school senior shares her experience.

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Dibujando mamás insólitas Con Mike Sandoval y Nadimcomics

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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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Fire and ice

Fire and Ice

Glitter makeup and beauty retouching by Daryna Barykina “To narrate a story and invite the viewer into my world is my life’s greatest passion,” states Daryna Barykina, a beauty- and self-portraiture-photographer, who specializes in stylized conceptual vivid imagery. Whether she photographs models or uses herself as the subject, Daryna strives to convey a very specific […]

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terrain scans

Expansive Horizons

Creating Worlds for the Entertainment Industry Multidisciplinary artist and art director, Nick Hiatt, has a special superpower: world building. You may have seen his fantastic landscapes in some of the popular films and games he’s created including the ones in Star Wars, Thor, Star Trek, Destiny, Call of Duty, Halo and Lord of the Rings. […]

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Lessons learned

Lessons Learned in Game Art Production

Black River Studio’s Senior game artist, Ricardo Bess, works primarily on the studio’s mobile and VR games. As senior game artist, he’s responsible for bringing the art styles envisioned by the game designers to fruition. He also creates screen mockups, storyboards, animatics, paint-overs, concept art, UI, and level blockings that help both the game designers […]

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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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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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How Wacom Enhances Product Design and CAD

Unless you have a side hustle animating the latest Pixar movie, chances are, as a product design or CAD professional, you haven’t heard of Wacom. What you may know, however, is that your current mouse set up doesn’t quite satisfy your workflow. After working with many product design and CAD pros, we’ve found that working […]

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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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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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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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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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Todo sobre la nueva Wacom Cintiq 16

En 2001, Wacom respondió a las solicitudes de los clientes sobre una tableta digitalizadora que fuera tan fácil de usar como el lápiz y el papel, pero con todas las ventajas que ofrecen las herramientas digitales. Entonces la primera Cintiq, la Cintiq 15x, nació. Fue un éxito, de hecho, fue más que un éxito. Literalmente […]

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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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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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Time to “Toon” In for NCS Fest

There’s something about the month of May. The smell of spring flowers, the warming temperatures and the anticipation of summer. May also marks the National Cartoonists Society’s (NCS) annual Reuben Awards weekend-long ceremony, which Wacom has joyously helped sponsor for several years now. In a nutshell, 300 + of the world’s greatest cartoonists get together […]

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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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Patrick LaMontagne

A tale of two tigers

Digital painter, Patrick La Montagne, was recently faced with an ethical dilemma. After finishing this painting of a white tiger, he learned that wildlife conservation groups were against the breeding of this beautiful animal. Learn how he solved this dilemma and successfully salvaged this wonderful piece of art.

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LightBox Expo 2019: The Ultimate Celebration of Art

More than 3,000 attendees and 250 of the best artists from the animation, live-action, illustration, and gaming industries are coming together September 6-8 in Pasadena, CA to kick off the first annual LightBox Expo, sponsored by Wacom. Renowned character designer and Illustrator Bobby Chiu and Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos have teamed up to create this unique space where […]

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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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JP Mavinga

My Journey Home

If you’re going to tell a story, specifically your story, there is no more powerful way to do it, than drawing.

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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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A Successful Launch for LightBox Expo 2019

Wacom is very proud to have sponsored the first annual LightBox Expo this past weekend in Pasadena, CA. Hats off to creators Bobby Chiu and Jim Demonakos for dreaming up a brilliant event that brought artists across the globe together for the ultimate celebration of art. LightBox at a Glance Between the bustling booths on the exhibit floor and the panels and demonstrations from industry leaders, there was no shortage of inspiration. The Wacom social team enjoyed attending presentations covering […]

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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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Star in my pocket caricature

Digital Caricatures with STARINMYPOCKET

“I believe the best [caricatures] should be fun and definitely have a likeness to the person. They’re not realism portraits and I love that each artist can draw the same person differently. Some caricaturists do push boundaries to be funny, but for my own style, I try to find a cute and cartoonish balance that I think is both fun and flattering” ~ Sarah Schedler

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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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#NYCC19 at a Glance

After an epic four days at New York Comic Con, we’re still feeling the buzz. The energy of the show, from the eccentric cosplayers to the incredible creatives tabling at Artist Alley, lingers as we look back on our favorite #NYCC19 moments. A friend to break the ice We’d like to thank our friend Jason Chatfield for partnering with us […]

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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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A Conversation with Textile Designer Julia Hill

We recently had the opportunity to interview Los Angeles-based illustrator and makeup artist, Julia Hill, and learned about her path to becoming a successful textile designer. From the beginnings of her career in makeup and fashion to illustrating for major brands such as Free People, LSpace and Lucky Brand, we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know […]

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Take Control of the light

Take Control of the Light with Photoshop

Take your Photoshop skills to the next level and learn how to turn a daytime scene into a moonlit one. In this step-by-step tutorial, Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect shows you how to to use simple adjustment layers to create advanced lighting effects.

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Art, Inspiration, and Gingerbread Disasters: An Interview with Lavender Towne

Haley Newsome is an unusual success story. Defying the popular image of the hype Youtuber who’s always trying to go bigger, louder, and more extra, she takes a Bob Rossian approach, making her content low-key and relaxing, but always delivering solid, actionable advice. She didn’t chase fame, she’s still surprised when she’s recognized in public, […]

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10 Questions for Ohnips

Header from Deviantart. Of the artists and Youtubers we’ve partnered with, Nicole “Ohnips” Echeverria might have the most interesting story. Born to Dominican and Spanish immigrants in Miami, she took a roundabout course to her art career: She started messing around with Deviantart in her teens (as you might have, if you’re reading this) which […]

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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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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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Why Clip Studio Paint and Wacom One are the Perfect Match

It’s no secret we have a huge crush on Clip Studio Paint. Not only did we tour all of the cons with their team last year, we continue to do webinars together and serve the same creative audience. Truth is, when you use a Wacom product to put pen to screen in Clip Studio Paint, there’s no denying the chemistry between us. What’s even sweeter is anyone […]

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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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Behind the Scenes with Cinemagraph Artist Ashraful Arefin

There’s something about the magic of a cinemagraph. It could be the juxtaposition of still versus moving elements, or even the subject matter of the cinemagraph itself. But after chatting with fine art photographer Ashraful Arefin, we found that the real magic lies within the process. In this interview, Ashraful talks inspiration, how to capture […]

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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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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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Welcome to the Wacom Files

PORTLAND, OREGON — It was around 3:40 am on Friday morning on March 20th 2020 when a burglary occurred at the Wacom Portland office. A large Cintiq Pro and a couple of Pro Pen Slims were taken from the premises. There was only one witness, who, inexplicably, was also there during that dark, early morning. […]

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moka

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 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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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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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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It’s Time to Color!

So, you’re stuck at home feeling like you’ve exhausted all indoor activities and that there couldn’t possibly be anything left to do. You’ve lost count of how many Netflix series you’ve binged, stalked your old high school pals online, raided the entire pantry and even reached the end of your IG stories (this one stings […]

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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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Remote Learning Tech Tips from Stacey Roshan

With the recent Covid-19 pandemic shutting down virtually every school, certainly here in the US, school administrators and faculty are compelled to keep teaching without the comfort and security of the traditional classroom model. In her recent webinar, Tech Tips for Teachers New to Remote Learning, Stacey Roshan (aka @buddyxo on Twitter), Director of Innovation […]

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The Device Your Teen Needs for Home-Based Distance Learning

Long before the stay at home orders were issued due to Covid-19, I was a freelance writer, which means that much like today, I was at home for hours and days and eons with my son. Except I was a freelance writer years ago, and my son was very little. Like maybe 2 or 3. […]

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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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The Magic of Vectors: Part 2

Class is not over and TheOneWithBear (aka Sarajean Chung) is back for part 2 of her series on vector basics using Clip Studio Paint, Wacom One and Wacom Cintiq Pro 24.  In this episode, Sarajean covers line texture, connecting, simplifying and drawing lines, pinch lines, and everything you need to know about how to save time turning […]

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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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Time Saving Features in Clip Studio Paint

Clip Studio Paint expert TheOneWithBear (aka Sarajean Chung) is back with more tricks up her sleeve! In this episode, Sarajean shows you how to speed up your workflow using the Close and Fill and Colorization tools within Clip Studio Paint. Tech she uses: Wacom One Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 Clip Studio Paint You can catch her streaming on Twitch and see […]

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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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Why Adobe Premiere Pro and Wacom Displays are the Perfect Video Editing Pair

Video editing requires patience, creativity and some more patience. During the editing process, it is the editor’s ultimate goal to enter that relaxed, creative place called “flow.” Sandwiched between those states of flow, issues with a lack of precision or  non-ergonomic workspaces can create frustration or discomfort. Wacom display devices can help. Two Key Pieces […]

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Evard The Hermit: Through Fears

Creator Roman Gritsuk is a self-taught artist and coder who’s passionate about visual arts and animation. In his day job, Roman makes videos and banner ads for an Estonian financial company, but in his free time, he’s working to bring Evard the Hermit to life.

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3D Model Basics in Clip Studio Paint

Let’s dive deeper into Clip Studio Paint with our favorite CSP master, TheOneWithBear AKA Sarajean Chung. In this episode, Sarajean discusses the 3D model feature in Clip Studio Paint including model rotation, light source, pose and joint adjustments, and manga perspective. Tech she uses: Wacom One Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 Clip Studio Paint You can catch […]

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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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Remote Learning: Planning for the Fall 2020 School Year

Just as teachers, students and families are beginning to settle into new routines for remote learning, we’re all starting to think about “back to school” and what, with all the unknowns, that might look like. The federal government and states from California to New York all point to opening schools as a top priority for […]

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Forgot Your Ruler? Clip Studio Paint’s Got You Covered.

(Warning: ruler puns ahead.) Welcome back to another lesson with the immeasurably awesome, Sarajean Chung! If you’ve watched her previous lessons, you’re inching your way to becoming a Clip Studio Paint master (or should we say ruler?). In this episode, Sarajean delivers straight facts about CSP’s array of ruler tools, specifically the perspective ruler. So […]

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Uma breve história sobre o Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro.

Em 1948 é assinada a ata inaugural do Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, tendo como Presidente Raymundo de Castro Maya. O pós-guerra favorece a aquisição de obras de artistas europeus para o Museu, tais como Pablo Picasso, Ben Nicholson, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee e Salvador Dalí. Sempre dedica à vanguarda e ao experimentalismo. O MAM […]

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Create Appealing Textures with Wacom + MSI + Substance Painter + NVIDIA

(Images in the feature above, from left to right: “Chameleon”, “Ice Cream Truck”, “Onna-bugeisha Helmet” Modeled by Kent Floris, “Greenie Genie” Modeled by Nina Tarasova, Illustration by Alli White) Lead Look Development Artist   Twitter: @iLoveTexture Instagram: @NikieMonteleone Portfolio Website: www.NikieMonteleone.com Discover the art of Nikie Monteleone as she walks us through her creative process […]

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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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Manga and More! A CSP Tutorial

Did you know Clip Studio Paint was originally called Manga Studio? This week, Sarajean Chung (AKA TheOneWithBear) discusses the comic book features in CSP including grids, speech bubbles and tones. Tech she uses: Wacom One Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 Clip Studio Paint You can catch her streaming on Twitch and see her work on Instagram. Check out Sarajean’s previous […]

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Three Photoshop Tips For Beginners

We asked NYC Fashion and Portrait Photographer (and dear Wacom friend, style icon, and person who always makes us smile), Dani Diamond, to share his tips for new photographers. As always, he shared thoughtful, smart and practical ideas. Read on for more from Dani Diamond and follow Dani on Instagram while you’re at it. Dani […]

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Creando Pósters de Películas con Felix Alejandro Hernandez

¿Creas lo que sueñas? Félix de Hernandez Dreamphography lo hace todos los días. Durante este periodo de distanciamiento social, nos hemos puesto las pilas para traerte #LaHoraWacom y #WacomWebinars, programas con el que cada semana ponemos a disposición de la comunidad creativa varios webinars diferentes completamente gratuitos. El próximo martes 19 de mayo te invitamos […]

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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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All Things Animation With TheOneWithBear

It’s the final chapter of Sarajean Chung’s (AKA TheOneWithBear) fantastic Clip Studio Paint tutorials. Who’s cutting onions?! :'( Speaking of onions, Sarajean covers all things animation including onion skin, timeline, frames, cels, animation folders and light tables. But wait, there’s more! Sarajean concludes her awesome series with an exciting giveaway! Watch the full video to learn how […]

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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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MerMay Profile: Pernille Ørum

Header from Twitter: Credit to Pernille, Sebastian Spasic, and Adobe Pernille Ørum is one of those artists whose very resume blows you away:  She practically hit the ground running as a world-class character designer out of college, working for Disney, Warner Brothers, and Dreamworks; went on to concept for movies and TV; and drew a […]

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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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