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 creative passions even if art school is not in your future plans.

Etherington Bros’ Comics Crash Course #5: Concept art

Want to learn to draw comics? The Etherington Bros have created hundreds of free tutorials and resources. Here’s a preview — how to tell a story through character design.

Creativity Camp: Strengthening your photo observational skills with Bea Lubas

We spoke with Beata Lubas in advance of her upcoming Creativity Camp webinar about her work, what aspiring photographers should know, and what to expect from the webinar.

The best way to practice drawing, with digital artist Sam Yang

Some of the best ways to practice drawing is to go back to the basics. Learn how using a sketchbook to practice drawing can improve your art.

How to design simple 3D characters in Cinema 4D with Marina Nakagawa

Having trouble completing your charter design from start to finish? In this post you’ll learn how to design a simple 3D character in Cinema 4D!

Etherington Bros’ Comics Crash Course #4: Storytelling through character design

Want to learn to draw comics? The Etherington Bros have created hundreds of free tutorials and resources. Here’s a preview — how to tell a story through character design.

Creativity Camp: Finding Your Creative Style with Maggie Chan

We spoke with Maggie Chan in advance of her upcoming Creativity Camp webinar about her work, choosing a style, and what to expect from the webinar.

A brief look into the history of manga

Manga and anime are popular worldwide, but originate in Japan, by some reports as far back as the 1100s. Here is a brief history of manga.

Creativity Camp: Simplifying Shape Design with Stan Prokopenko

We spoke with Stan Proko in advance of his upcoming Creativity Camp webinar about his work, teaching art, and what to expect during the event.

Etherington Bros’ Comics Crash Course #3: Character design and costumes

Want to learn to draw comics? The Etherington Bros have created hundreds of free tutorials and resources. Here’s a preview — how to draw characters and costumes.

10 things your art teacher won’t tell you

Artist James Joyce gives advice for all art students, based on his experience of art school. What ISN’T your art teacher telling you? Here are 10 things.

Creativity Camp: Ethan Castillo takes over Wacom’s Instagram 

Young artist Ethan Castillo has been tabling at Comic-Cons since he was eight! We spoke with him about his work and his upcoming Wacom Instagram Takeover.

Creating captivating characters: The importance of design sheets with Eunbi Kang

Illustrator Eunbi Kang explains why creating character sheets is so important, and walks us through her process for creating them using her Wacom Cintiq 16.

Creativity Camp: Magma Classroom and Magma Clubhouse

Wacom and Magma are collaborating this summer for a series of informative and inspiring collaborative events. Here are all the details.

Creativity Camp: Anatomy of a Scene with Mike Atniel

We spoke with Mike Atniel in advance of his upcoming Creativity Camp webinar about his work and what to expect during the event.

Etherington Bros’ Comics Crash Course #2: Hair and head shapes

Want to learn to draw comics? The Etherington Bros have created hundreds of free tutorials and resources. Here’s a preview — how to draw hair and head shapes.

Designing Chicory’s creatures with Alexis Dean-Jones

We interviewed Alexis Dean-Jones, character designer for the extremely cute video game Chicory, about her work and process.

Why digital artists shouldn’t ignore traditional art skills 

Traditional artists should give digital art a try to improve their practice — but the reverse is also true! Here’s why digital artists shouldn’t ignore traditional art.

Etherington Bros’ Comics Crash Course #1: How to draw heads

Want to learn to draw comics? The Etherington Bros have created hundreds of free tutorials and resources. Here’s a preview — how to draw heads.

More benefits to infusing creativity into classroom routines

There are many benefits for students of infusing creativity in the classroom. This is part two in a three-part series; check out part one here and...

How to start animating your characters: The four principles

The animators at BaM animation give some tips and tricks for beginner animators by going over the four main principles of animation.

The winners of Wacom’s Character Design Art Contest

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2023 Wacom Student Character Design Contest. The contest was a huge success, with submissions from high school artists across the United States.

10 great digital art Skillshare classes

Here are ten of the best Skillshare classes for digital art from across the site to get you started, featuring a variety of art styles, software, Wacom products, lengths, and complexity.

The benefits of infusing creativity into classroom routines

In this post we will be exploring the benefits of providing creative outlets to students in the classroom.

Is character design always this hard?

In this guest post, artist James Joyce gives advice for beginners who are struggling with character design.

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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.

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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. ✍🏻

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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 😉

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

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A little Valentine's how-to with @thebunbunshopofficial 🍓🐇🌸
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Part 2 of turning people watching into character sketching. ✍️

Where are your favorite spots to draw? ☕️

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

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There’s beauty in the process. Enjoy! ✨
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Creative fight 🥊

Challenge: Drawing a pet in 10 minutes 🐶 🐱

Vote for the winner in the comments 👇

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