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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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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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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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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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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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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8 quick tips to keep you creatively limber

We consulted with Dr. Bryan Lang of Whole Body Health Physical Therapy asking him about exercises that could be beneficial to our creative audience, especially as we are all transitioning to working environments that are different from our regular ones.

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Teaching Online: Show and Tell Reimagined

Remember the ‘good old days’? They were just weeks ago. For K-12 educators everywhere, in the space of only days, teaching has changed dramatically. And while flipped classrooms and blended learning models had already become often-used instructional options, now, in what feels like a nanosecond, nearly all K-12 teaching and learning became remote. Schools and […]

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How creatives can collaborate effectively while working from home

Having spent several years as both a remote employee and freelance consultant, I’m not a stranger to collaborating across distance. Working from home can pose very specific challenges, such as feelings of isolation, difficulty separating work from personal time, and communication difficulties.

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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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Active and Connected Remote Learning with Stacey Roshan

Stacey Roshan’s recent webinar, Active and Connected Remote Learning for Math and Science Teachers, is geared to teachers wanting to learn more about the dynamics and technology that go into creating successful remote learning sessions for their students. Stacey, Director of Innovation and Educational Technology and AP Calculus Teacher at the Bullis School and author […]

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

Although it’s uncommon for young people to suffer long-lasting adverse health effects from COVID-19, they have still been impacted by the social-distancing consequences of this pandemic, especially in the radical upheaval to their educational and personal lives. Wacom reached out to some creative educators, to better understand how students and instructors are managing in this […]

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Madeleine Chaffin

Making up lost time during the COVID-19 pandemic

When Covid-19 broke out earlier this year, my classmates and I were scared, but not from the thought of catching the virus itself; we were more worried about whether or not we could finish our final animation class assignment-our freshmen short films!

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