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Wacom 2023

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.

8 Artists on Behance to Follow for Fashion Illustration Inspiration

8 Artists on Behance to Follow for Fashion Illustration Inspiration

Discover 8 artists for fashion illustration inspiration, stylish outfit ...
How to design characters for animation: 3 tips from a pro, from School of Motion

How to design characters for animation: 3 tips from a pro, from School of Motion

Three simple tips to help elevate your character design skills to the next ...
Seven photographers on Behance who will inspire you with their photo-editing skills

Seven photographers on Behance who will inspire you with their photo-editing skills

Here are seven diverse, captivating photographers on Behance to check out ...

 Wacom pen display & tablet promotions

Explore a variety of discounts and promotions for significant savings on new and refurbished Wacom products. Upgrade your creative toolkit with limited-time offers for artists, designers, and enthusiasts. Stay informed about the latest promotions on our website and through our newsletter, so you never miss a perfect deal.

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.

The best graphics tablets for art students

The best graphics tablets for art students

In or considering art school? You need the gear the pros use. These are our picks for the best graphics tablets for art students.
Kami + Wacom: The perfect pair for student collaboration

Kami + Wacom: The perfect pair for student collaboration

Stacey Roshan is an educator, consultant, and author. She is passionate about leveraging technology to cultivate deeper compassion in the classroom and ...
Wacom’s creative lesson ideas: Multi-modal Notice and Wonder

Wacom’s creative lesson ideas: Multi-modal Notice and Wonder

Lesson planning with Wacom? The options are virtually limitless. You've finally convinced the principal, and this school year you've got a shiny, new ...
Wacom’s teacher tips and tricks: how to get started with digital whiteboarding

Wacom’s teacher tips and tricks: how to get started with digital whiteboarding

This school year you’ve got a shiny, new Wacom tablet to jumpstart your teaching! Now what? One of the most basic, but most impactful, ways you can use ...
My art SUCKED at 19. Now Marvel, MtG, Disney, Blizzard hire me

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

In this video and guest post from Marco Bucci, he discusses his art journey -- how as a teen, he was not an adept artist. But through hard work, he became ...
Teaching Art from Home? Here’s the Essential Equipment You’ll Need

Teaching Art from Home? Here’s the Essential Equipment You’ll Need

Teaching art online is difficult. But in this video, Brandon Reimchen of CG Spectrum breaks down some of the most important pieces of hardware that anyone ...
Introducing Doug Rodas and Wacom Back To School 2022

Introducing Doug Rodas and Wacom Back To School 2022

Originally from  El Salvador, where he began his studies in Graphic Design, Illustrator and designer Doug Rodas was determined to work on his craft -- so ...
Utilizing the digital whiteboard and screen capture in Kami

Utilizing the digital whiteboard and screen capture in Kami

Every purchase of a Wacom Intuos Wireless, Wacom One, or One by Wacom comes with a free three-month trial bundle of powerful education software, including ...
Saiba tudo sobre a linha Wacom Intuos

Saiba tudo sobre a linha Wacom Intuos

Explore novas maneiras de ser criativo com a Wacom Intuos A Wacom possui uma linha bem variada de mesas digitalizadoras, com modelos que atendem as mais ...
10 things I wish someone told me about digital painting

10 things I wish someone told me about digital painting

Get comfortable with digital painting with these simple and helpful tips. In this guest post (and in the below video), artist James Joyce gives beginning ...
Wacom’s teacher tips and tricks: how to set up your Wacom tablet

Wacom’s teacher tips and tricks: how to set up your Wacom tablet

This school year you’ve got a shiny, new Wacom tablet to jumpstart your teaching! Now what? One of the first things you need to do is open up your tablet ...
Wacom’s Creative Lesson Ideas: Brain Break Activities

Wacom’s Creative Lesson Ideas: Brain Break Activities

Lesson planning with Wacom? The options are virtually limitless. You've finally convinced the principal, and this school year you've got a shiny, new ...
Back to school tech for teachers 2022

Back to school tech for teachers 2022

What essential pieces of technology do you need for the 2022-23 school year? In this video, Thom Gibson of New EdTech Classroom recommends his top five ...
How to teach art online: Productivity and work from home tips

How to teach art online: Productivity and work from home tips

Teaching art online is difficult. But in this video, Brandon Reimchen of CG Spectrum breaks down some of the most important "hard skills" that anyone ...
Utilizing the digital pen for feedback or annotating in the classroom with Kami

Utilizing the digital pen for feedback or annotating in the classroom with Kami

Stacey Roshan is an educator, consultant, and author. She is passionate about leveraging technology to cultivate deeper compassion in the classroom and ...
4 Ways Boris FX Optics can bring your cosplay photos to life

4 Ways Boris FX Optics can bring your cosplay photos to life

Boris FX is known for a suite of VFX programs that help make Marvel movies. Optics adapts them for still image use: Here's how you can use it to make your ...
How to manage desktop ergonomics with a graphics tablet

How to manage desktop ergonomics with a graphics tablet

David Revoy has painted almost daily with digital graphics tablets since 2002. This article is based on his observations and personal experiences around ...
Wacom’s teacher tips and tricks: 5 ways Wacom tablets can support lesson planning

Wacom’s teacher tips and tricks: 5 ways Wacom tablets can support lesson planning

Whether you're handed strict guidelines for lesson plans from administration, you're completely on your own to plan the entire year's curriculum, or ...

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.

Join the Wacom newsletter today and enjoy exclusive perks and a discount on your first purchase.

Sign up for the Wacom newsletter to stay updated on the latest creative inspiration, tips, tricks, and tutorials, and be one of the first to hear about upcoming sales and promotions. And when you join, you’ll receive 5% off the purchase of a display or 10% off the purchase of a tablet on the Wacom eStore. Restrictions apply.*

 

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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.

Wacom Cintiq Pro 17

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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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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