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The latest from Wacom

No matter whether you’re new to digital art or a seasoned pro, we could all use a little creative inspiration. Let’s dive into the latest from the Wacom Blog and see what’s new in the world of digital art and design.

The Pen vs. Mouse Challenge: Designing a Holiday Card with Lauren Gonzalez

The Pen vs. Mouse Challenge: Designing a Holiday Card with Lauren Gonzalez

Designer Lauren Gonzalez shows why she uses a Wacom Intuos Pro instead of ...
Artist Lynn Chen on her career, artistic process, and advice for young artists

Artist Lynn Chen on her career, artistic process, and advice for young artists

We spoke to illustrator and visual development artist Lynn Chen about her ...
This Creative Drawing Exercise Will Change How You Use References – with Bobby Chiu

This Creative Drawing Exercise Will Change How You Use References – with Bobby Chiu

In this guest post, artist Bobby Chiu walks through a drawing exercise ...

Want to make your creative loved ones’ dreams come true? Check out Wacom’s Holiday Gift Guide

The Wacom eStore is the best place to get an excellent deal on a gift for your creative loved ones. Here are just a few of the amazing Holiday deals currently running for a limited time.

Meet the new Wacom Cintiq Pro display family: Engineered for harmony

Breakthrough performance for inspired creativity. Thanks to a feat of design, engineering, and technology, as well as advice from leading professionals, creating with Wacom Cintiq Pro is an effortless, harmonious experience. Experience full immersion from the moment of inspiration to final creation with our range of professional creative pen displays – available in three sizes to perfectly fit your workspace and every type of creative pursuit.

Explore Wacom content

Professionals in nearly every creative field — comics, 3D art, design, illustration, editing photos or video, 2D animation, and much more – use Wacom. But beginners, hobbyists, and everyone getting into digital creation have found that Wacom is the perfect creative partner, too. Check out all of the great stuff our creators have made with Wacom, or get tips, tricks, or tutorials for your next creative project.

Artist Lynn Chen on her career, artistic process, and advice for young artists

Artist Lynn Chen on her career, artistic process, and advice for young artists

We spoke to illustrator and visual development artist Lynn Chen about her career, her artistic process, and advice for young artists.
This Creative Drawing Exercise Will Change How You Use References – with Bobby Chiu

This Creative Drawing Exercise Will Change How You Use References – with Bobby Chiu

In this guest post, artist Bobby Chiu walks through a drawing exercise that will help give a unique perspective on an always-hot topic: using references.
The top seven digital painting mistakes to avoid, with Proko

The top seven digital painting mistakes to avoid, with Proko

Want to learn how to avoid common mistakes people make while digitally painting? Our friends at Proko have a great resource this video and blog post.
Let’s Get Animated with Josh Pinker! Episode 1: Toon Boom Basics

Let’s Get Animated with Josh Pinker! Episode 1: Toon Boom Basics

Josh Pinker's new channel, "Let's Get Animated," aims to provide simple animation tutorials for beginning artists. In this first episode, he goes over the ...
How to design your own custom Holiday wrapping paper

How to design your own custom Holiday wrapping paper

Tired of boring holiday wrapping paper, and want to do something a little more special and unique? With Wacom, you can design and print your very own ...
The complete guide to Adobe Photoshop brushes, Part 3: The brush settings panel

The complete guide to Adobe Photoshop brushes, Part 3: The brush settings panel

This article is Part Three of our four-part, complete guide to Adobe Photoshop’s brush engine, and focuses on the Brush Settings panel.
Fostering Success Together: Seven Ways to Engage Parents and Students in Digital Arts Career and Technical Education 

Fostering Success Together: Seven Ways to Engage Parents and Students in Digital Arts Career and Technical Education 

Seven effective strategies for involving parents and students in digital arts CTE programs to foster a supportive and enriching learning environment. 
Young, Gifted, and #Drawingwhileblack: 14 Stunning Artists to Follow

Young, Gifted, and #Drawingwhileblack: 14 Stunning Artists to Follow

#DrawingWhileBlack is an annual social media event, started by Abelle Hayford, highlighting Black art and artists. Here are some of the best artists to ...
Connected Ink Recap: The PAR Lab’s innovative climate change animation project

Connected Ink Recap: The PAR Lab’s innovative climate change animation project

The Penn Animation as Research Lab combines science and art to communicate emerging research related to climate change in a uniquely engaging way.

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The power of digital ink

Humans have been using ink for thousands of years to express ourselves and preserve knowledge – from plant-based paintings on cave walls to writing and illustrating foundational cultural manuscripts. In the 20th and 21st centuries, digital ink has taken this uniquely human impulse to the next level, with Wacom at the forefront. Wacom created the electro-magnetic resonance (EMR) technology that powers our devices, and we’ve been perfecting it ever since. Today, creatives worldwide use Wacom technology to empower their work through the use of digital ink.

Wacom One tablet

Wacom pen tablets

Wacom has a pen tablet for nearly every creative pursuit. One by Wacom is perfect for the beginner or student. Wacom Intuos bridges the gap between traditional and digital, empowering digital drawing, painting, and photo editing for creatives of all levels. The new Wacom One pen tablets are convenient and customizable. And Wacom Intuos Pro is trusted by creative professionals who need the ultimate in precision, performance, and productivity.

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Wacom pen displays

With a Wacom pen display, you use our pressure-sensitive pens directly on the screen for ultimate control and accuracy. Available in a range of display sizes and feature sets – from the 13” display of Wacom One, portable and perfect for beginners, to the Wacom Cintiq Pro in sizes from 16” to 27”, with best-in-class color, gesture controls, and ExpressKeys for customization – there's a Wacom pen display to empower every creator’s wildest dreams.

My art SUCKED at 19. Now Marvel, MtG, Disney, Blizzard hire me.

I began my art journey when I was 19 years old. I wanted to go to art school in college, but the artwork in my portfolio got me rejected, so I had to learn on my own. Fast forward about 20 years and today I get hired by big studios like Wizards of the Coast, Disney, Marvel, and Blizzard. It’s even come to the point now where I’m turning jobs down.

Keep Making History

For nearly 40 years, you’ve relied on Wacom products to help bring your iconic and unforgettable creative expressions to life. We're committed to continued innovation and collaboration that will ensure that you have the tools, services and support to keep making history. Click below to learn more about our history, and to take advantage of all the activities and promotions we have planned for our birthday.

Wacom 40th Anniversary

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Come with us and discover the Color of the year 2024 💫

Peach Fuzz isn’t just a hue; it’s a statement of warmth, tenderness, and innovation in design 🚀

What do you think of the color? Would you use it in your artworks? 👇

#ColorOfTheYear2024 #PeachFuzz #CreativeInspiration #ProfessionalCreativity
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Someone else craving a Matcha fish? 🍦🐠

Thank you @patrick_4d for showing us the behind the work of your amazing art 🎨

#3dart #conceptartist #digitalpainting
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We’re excited to announce that Panchita!! premieres tomorrow! Thank you to @weareunsaid and all partners who worked on this labor of love, a short film based on a true experience from a volunteer who got to see the reality lived every day in informal settlements. Look out for the link tomorrow in our reels and stories highlights. 💙⁣
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#madewithwacom #unsaidstudio #panchitamovie #panchita
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Embrace creativity on-the-go with the new Wacom One. 🚀⁣
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Sketch your ideas in a coffee shop or any spot that inspires you! 🎨 ☕⁣
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Your studio is wherever you are 💫⁣
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Where is your favorite place to draw?⁣
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#Artistlife #Creativity #Creativeinspiration #Artistsinsight
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#WacomSale alert! 📣🛍️🛒⁣
Know of someone dreaming of a Wacom? Save $80 USD on Wacom #IntuosPro right now! Head over to our USA estore to find out more - visit the link in our bio! ⁣
#WacomIntuosPro #IntuosPro #WacomTablet #WacomNews⁣
#Wacom #GiftGuide
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Five mobile games you didn't know you could play using #WacomOne 😏🎮⁣
@apolloscelticswan 🤘🏼
#wacom #gaming #gamer #gamertok #cozygames
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Ever dreamed of starting your carreer as an artist but don’t know where to start? @janwischermann  professional photo retoucher, shares a pearl of wisdom for all you emerging artists out there. ✨

Take that first step with the Wacom One and see where it takes you. Discover more in the link in bio!

#CreativeInspiration #Photoretouching #Artistsinsights
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🎉 A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who made Connected Ink event 2023 an unforgettable celebration of creativity! 🚀✨

Let’s keep the creative sparks alive and enjoy this awesome after-event movie! 🔥✨

See you next year!

#ConnectedInk #CreativeChaos
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Many artists start with traditional tools before they switch to digital, and transitioning can feel daunting and even scary - making them delay it. ⁣
But is it ever too late to start? ⁣
Our friend @apolloscelticswan has some words of wisdom for those starting "late" in digital art. ⁣
When did you make the transition to digital? Was it scary? What helped you?⁣
Let us know in the comments 👇⁣
#DigitalArt #DigitalArtist #WacomTablet #MadeWithWacom #ArtistLife
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