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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Creativity with no boundaries? Get it with Wacom’s new MobileStudio Pro 16

Times have changed for today’s professional creators of digital content. Whether you’re a student studying industrial design, a freelance illustrator, a studio-affiliated animator or game developer, remote work is no longer a privilege. It’s downright de rigueur. Gone are the days of us thinking that the remote-friendly workplace is some sort of pie in the […]

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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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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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Wacom’s MobileStudio Pro 13

Introducing Wacom’s new MobileStudio Pro 13, the second generation of its high-end, Windows® 10 mobile creative pen computer. Smaller and lighter than the MobileStudio Pro 16, launched last year, the MobileStudio Pro 13 gives artists, designers and engineers the power they need to run full versions of even the largest creative software applications and the […]

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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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Working on the go

Working on the go without compromise

Even with a 15-hour plane ride ahead of me, I lost no productivity time thanks to my trusty Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16. I ended up taking on a few projects and worked a good chunk of my “vacation” time in Taiwan, which extended to 50 days. This wouldn’t have been possible had I not owned a full-fledged operating system pen computer that performs on par with a Wacom Cintiq Pro plus a Windows PC setup.

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