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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 real reason you’re not better at art, with James Joyce

The real reason you’re not better at art, with James Joyce

In this guest post, artist James Joyce gives advice for a common problem ...
What I keep in my Wacom One Carrying Case, with Joli Noelle David

What I keep in my Wacom One Carrying Case, with Joli Noelle David

Joli Noelle David gives a "tour" of her versatile Wacom One Carry Case and ...
Painting tips for digital artists from Proko, Part Two

Painting tips for digital artists from Proko, Part Two

In this two-part series from Proko, Jon Neimeister gives advice to ...

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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.

Painting tips for digital artists from Proko, Part Two

Painting tips for digital artists from Proko, Part Two

In this two-part series from Proko, Jon Neimeister gives advice to aspiring artists on their monochrome studies and overpaints their work.
Sam Yang shows you how to draw, and keep drawing, faces

Sam Yang shows you how to draw, and keep drawing, faces

These tutorials, from Sam Yang, are very basic: how to draw faces. They are simple and straightforward enough for a total beginner to grasp.
Turning adversity into art: an interview with Lance “Khan” Jones

Turning adversity into art: an interview with Lance “Khan” Jones

Lance "Khan" Jones is a solo creative entrepreneur who has been working in the live streaming space since 2017. Through Khan Art & Design, they've ...
How to draw a realistic lion, with Monika Zagrobelna

How to draw a realistic lion, with Monika Zagrobelna

In this extremely detailed tutorial Monika Zagrobelna, an artist who specializes in creating realistic animal drawings, walks step-by-step through her ...
Making a cute Valentine’s Day postcard with The Bun Bun Shop’s Lina Vork

Making a cute Valentine’s Day postcard with The Bun Bun Shop’s Lina Vork

Lina Vork is the owner of The BunBun Shop, and she recently showcased her process for creating an extremely cute Valentine's Day postcard for us! Check it out.
A look inside The Black Box Chronicles at the Wacom Experience Center

A look inside The Black Box Chronicles at the Wacom Experience Center

Join us at the Wacom Experience Center in Portland, OR on February 15th, 2024 for an insightful journey into the world of graphic storytelling with the ...
How to make Valentine’s Day Critter Candy Holders using Wacom One, Affinity Designer, and Cricut

How to make Valentine’s Day Critter Candy Holders using Wacom One, Affinity Designer, and Cricut

Heather Cash shows you how to use a Cricut cutter, Wacom One pen display, Affinity Designer software, and Cricut materials to create a cute Valentine's ...
How to make a DIY Valentine’s Day Card, with Joli Noelle David

How to make a DIY Valentine’s Day Card, with Joli Noelle David

Joli Noelle David gets into how to digitally design unique Valentine’s Day cards to print and gift to your loved ones, and shares three design ideas for ...
The Best Anime And Manga Series About Art

The Best Anime And Manga Series About Art

These are the best anime and manga series about art, whether you’re looking for inspiration for your own artistic practice or just want a great new series ...
How to write for animation: Making a short film in three acts with Pietro Schito

How to write for animation: Making a short film in three acts with Pietro Schito

"How to Write a Short Film in Three Acts" by Pietro Schito from Write for Animation is like a treasure trove of insights into the structure of short films.
Painting tips for digital artists from Proko, Part One

Painting tips for digital artists from Proko, Part One

In this two-part series from Proko, Jon Neimeister gives advice to aspiring artists on their monochrome studies and overpaints their work.
Let’s Get Animated with Josh Pinker! Episode 2: Animating a 2D Ball Bounce

Let’s Get Animated with Josh Pinker! Episode 2: Animating a 2D Ball Bounce

In the second episode of "Let's Get Animated," Josh Pinker teaches one of the most basic animations there is: a ball bouncing, using Toon Boom Harmony and ...
Nine great YouTube channels for aspiring anime and manga artists

Nine great YouTube channels for aspiring anime and manga artists

Are you an aspiring Anime artist? This post will walk through 9 great YouTube channels to help you jumpstart your artistic journey.
The complete guide to Adobe Photoshop brushes, Part 1: The toolbar

The complete guide to Adobe Photoshop brushes, Part 1: The toolbar

Want to master the use of Photoshop brushes? This is part 1 of a 4 part series that will give you a comprehensive understanding on using Photoshop brushes.
How Marco Bucci became a pro artist without going to art school

How Marco Bucci became a pro artist without going to art school

Marco Bucci reveals how he became a professional artist, despite not attending formal art school, and gives you some ideas of how you can pursue your own ...
How to combine two photographs in Adobe Photoshop, with Colin Smith

How to combine two photographs in Adobe Photoshop, with Colin Smith

How to combine two images in Adobe Photoshop -- also called compositing -- for beginners, with Adobe Photoshop expert Colin Smith!
Turning a Child’s Drawing Into a Character Design, With Marco Bucci

Turning a Child’s Drawing Into a Character Design, With Marco Bucci

In this fun and creative video from Marco Bucci, watch as he takes his 4-year-old daughter’s drawing and turns it into a professional-level character design.
Make It Snow In Summer with Adobe Photoshop: A PiXimperfect Tutorial

Make It Snow In Summer with Adobe Photoshop: A PiXimperfect Tutorial

Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect shows us how to turn even the summer-iest photo into an enchanting wintery scene by using a Wacom tablet and Adobe ...

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.

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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.

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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.

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Creative challenge💡

Take a walk and see where creativity takes you 👀

Share your city doodling with the hashtag #MadewithWacom so we can feature you! ❤️

By illustrator @adansilvart with a #WacomOne 13” touch 💫

#Doodling #Creativeinspiration
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@parasolisland stands out in the creative industry for producing visually stunning and high-quality content. Achieving unparalleled quality and operational efficiency in their wide-ranging projects is their top priority. 🌟

Learn how the Cintiq Pro family enhances the workflows of creatives like @philippestalla (animation director), ‌Harry Fast (lead animator), Sebastian Krätzer (video editor), and @julioklenker (motion graphics expert).

The Cintiq Pro color accuracy feature is vital for their editing tasks, and the 4k display’s accuracy, combined with the convenience of a unified device, significantly boosts productivity at every creative level. ✨

Choose the best tool for your team! Link in bio.

#WacomCintiqPro #CintiqPro17 #CintiqPro22 #CintiqPro27
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Ever wondered how Creative Director & Concept artist @darekzabrocki achieves his stunning visuals? 💥

With his extensive background working on significant film and game industry projects for clients like Disney, Netflix, Sony, and EA, Darek’s insights are truly invaluable. Some of the franchises he’s contributed to include Planet of the Apes, Love Death + Robots, Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Sonic, and many more.
In this exclusive interview, we deep dive into his journey using Wacom products for over 17 years. Find out how these tools have been an integral part of his workflow, boosting speed, precision, and creative freedom. ✍🏻

Get ready to be inspired with this enlightening conversation! Watch the full interview and unlock a world of artistic inspiration. 🚀

#ConceptArt #CreativeJourney #Wacom
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Sometimes you just need to let the sketch rest for a while ✍️

Challenge: Try to update one of your first sketches and let’s see what happens 😉

Share the final result with the hashtag #MadewithWacom so we can see your MAGIC 💫

Created by illustrator @adansilvart using the New #WacomOne 13” touch 🌀

#Sketching #CreativeInspiration
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Twenty ways of drawing a tree with @lplucas 🌲🌳🌴⁣
#MadeWithWacom
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🌿 Dive into the enchanting world of botanical beauty!

Watch this mesmerising video showing nature’s artistry in every petal and leaf #MadeWithWacom by illustrator @adansilvart 🌸

#BotanicalComposition#NatureInspired #WacomOne
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A little Valentine's how-to with @thebunbunshopofficial 🍓🐇🌸
Did you make any fun Valentine's creations? Tag em #madewithwacom ❤️
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Part 2 of turning people watching into character sketching. ✍️

Where are your favorite spots to draw? ☕️

#Sketching #Coffee
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Sketching at cafés is one of life’s little pleasures ☕️

#Sketching #Coffee
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There’s beauty in the process. Enjoy! ✨
#MadeWithWacom
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Creative fight 🥊

Challenge: Drawing a pet in 10 minutes 🐶 🐱

Vote for the winner in the comments 👇

#Creativebattle #creativechallenge
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