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The Wacom Community blog is a dynamic showcase of the artists, designers, editors, and creators who inspire us every day with their creativity – like Carolina Fernandez, the illustrator & graphic designer who created the lovely work shown here.

It’s also your go-to source for tips and tricks from industry experts, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced professional. We hope it’ll provide the inspiration you need to take your creative journey to the next level.

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The latest content from Wacom

Whether you’re a newcomer to digital art or a seasoned expert, a touch of creative inspiration is always welcome. Let’s plunge into the freshest updates from the Wacom Blog and explore the latest trends in the realm of digital art and design.

The ultimate guide to cutting out images in Photoshop, with School of Motion

The ultimate guide to cutting out images in Photoshop, with School of Motion

School of Motion is reimagining art school with world-class online ...
Digital calligraphy for beginners, with Joli Noelle David

Digital calligraphy for beginners, with Joli Noelle David

In this video, design student Joli Noelle David explores a beginner's ...
The power of confidence: a special animation and interview with Javadoodles

The power of confidence: a special animation and interview with Javadoodles

Animator Javadoodles created this special animation just for us, ...
Wacom Movink pen display

Wacom’s lightest and thinnest pen display ever

Enjoy the freedom of working wherever you feel creatively inspired with Wacom Movink OLED pen display, our lightest and thinnest pen display yet. As thin as 4mm* and weighing just 420g, Wacom Movink pen display is 55% lighter than Wacom One 13 touch and 66% thinner. Connect it to your Mac or PC, and you’ll have all the processing power you need for your professional work.

*4mm is measured at the thinnest part.

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Follow Wacom on YouTube

Wacom’s YouTube channel is your home for all of Wacom’s video content – tutorials, interviews, process videos, new product releases, product guides, technical support, and more, including recordings of live webinars and events like our annual Connected Ink event.

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.

Let’s Learn Together: Broadcast Animation in Unreal Engine at the Wacom Experience Center

Let’s Learn Together: Broadcast Animation in Unreal Engine at the Wacom Experience Center

Announcing an upcoming event at the Wacom Experience Center: Let’s Learn Together: Broadcast Animation in Unreal Engine, Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30 - ...
The best free pose references for artists

The best free pose references for artists

Whether your style is realistic or stylized, the key to drawing different poses well is to master human anatomy. Here are six free pose references to ...
Let’s Get Animated with Josh Pinker! Episode 4: Using deformers in Toon Boom Harmony

Let’s Get Animated with Josh Pinker! Episode 4: Using deformers in Toon Boom Harmony

Joshua Pinker is a 2D animator who has worked on over 15 animated series. In this tutorial, he walks through the process of using deformers in Toon Boom Harmony.
The Top 10 things I wish I’d known sooner as a freelancer, by Inkshift

The Top 10 things I wish I’d known sooner as a freelancer, by Inkshift

In this video and guest post JJ, also known as Inkshift, shares 10 lessons he wishes he'd learned when he was just starting out in the animation industry ...
How video games are made: the game development process with CG Spectrum, Part Two

How video games are made: the game development process with CG Spectrum, Part Two

Want to know how video games are made? This article walks through the video game development process and standard roles. Part 2 of a 2-part series.
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 ...
The better way to do a double exposure effect in Adobe Photoshop, with Colin Smith

The better way to do a double exposure effect in Adobe Photoshop, with Colin Smith

How to combine two images into one to create a cool double exposure effect - with Adobe Photoshop expert Colin Smith!
The complete guide to Adobe Photoshop brushes, Part 2: Types of brushes

The complete guide to Adobe Photoshop brushes, Part 2: Types of brushes

This article is Part Two of our four-part, complete complete guide to Adobe Photoshop’s brush engine. This post will walk through all the different types ...
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 many artists face: ditching one project to start working on another. He explains ...
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 ...
Wacom Pro Pen 2 & Wacom Pro Pen 3

Unlimited creativity at your fingertips

It’s a paintbrush. A quill. A marker. A pencil. A utility knife. Or even an extension of your own hands. Combined with your imagination, Wacom pens and pen accessories transform into anything you need them to be, putting unlimited creativity literally at your fingertips.

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Animation by Cory Kerr | @coryrkerr

Introducing Wacom Bridge 

Historically, the tools that artists needed required them to work from studio offices. But artists want the flexibility to work where they can be most creative — not necessarily where the source files or computers are. To enable a global workforce without hindering collaboration, studios must provide artists with virtual graphics workstations that deliver similar performance and functional characteristics to the ones available to employees onsite at studio headquarters. That’s where Wacom Bridge comes in. 

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Animation as Research, a new approach to Climate Change

The Penn Animation as Research Lab is an innovative project at the University of Pennsylvania that combines science and art to communicate emerging climate change research in a uniquely engaging way.

Wacom was proud to host PAR representatives at our 2023 Connected Ink event. Watch their presentation — and learn more about the project by clicking below.

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 drawing 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 drawing 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.

Keep Making History

For 40 years you’ve relied on Wacom products to help bring your creative expressions to life, including our latest innovation, Wacom Movink. We're committed to continued innovation and collaboration that will ensure that you have the tools, services and support to keep making history. Click “learn more” to see where we’ve been – and where we’re going in the future.

Wacom Movink and Wacom's 40th anniversary logo

Connect with Wacom on social

🎉 Manga friends, save the date! We’re thrilled to be at @dokomi_expo 2024 this June! ✨

Join us at the Wacom booth for 3 days of fun activities:

🖌️ Art Battles to showcase your creative skills!

🔥 Exclusive presentations with Wacom’s CEO Nobu Ide and Celsys’ CEO Kei Narushima!

🤝🏻 Meet and greet with Connected Ink Village artist Ktym from Japan (@yuki_ktym_ )

🌟 Try our latest tech with click & collect on site!

📅 28 - 30 June 2024
📍 Düsseldorf, Germany
✍🏻 Booth# > Halle 3, Artist Alley

See you there! 🌟

#WacomAtDokomi #Dokomi2024
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We asked character designer @omarsharif.creates to share part of his process. Check out his reference mix and how much fun he has experimenting with textures and colors. ⁣
Head to the #WacomBlog to read our interview with Omar! ⁣
Link in bio!⁣⁣
#wacom #characterdesign #digitalart #artprocess #madewithwacom #wacomcintiqpro #cintiqpro ⁣
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See you in Berlin!💫 Come celebrate with us at @weareplaygrounds this weekend!

💡 Explore artist discussions, demonstrations, film showings interactive live sketching!

✍️ Visit our Wacom booth to experience and enjoy drawing on our latest pen-displays and tablets and some other surprises 👀

📅 Berlin, DE on May 25th-26th

See you there!

#TADBerlin #CreativeCommunity
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A magical midnight forest... 🌲🌙🦉🎨🖌️⁣
That's what @yingshiart was conjuring in this amazing piece #MadeWithWacom. Tayler loves using color to evoke emotion and fullness in her paintings, and liberally uses adjustment layers, filters, and gradient maps. She trusts the creative process and lets go, allowing the subconscious to put one hand on the wheel instead of micromanaging every detail. ⁣
Do you trust your creative process? ⁣
#WacomOne #digitalillustration #moodpainting #environmentdesign
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Easy to pack & ready to go! 🏃🏻‍♂️

🆕 The new Wacom Movink easily fits in any bag and can be set up anywhere with a single cable. The best solution for creative professionals on the go!

Wanna get yours? Follow the link in our bio!

#wacommovink
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Dive into the insightful first look of the NEW Wacom Movink by @wieger_poutsma, Digital Artist and Creative Director, working for clients like Netflix, Warner Bros, HBO and many more. 💻 🙌🏻

👉🏻 Follow the link in bio to discover all the benefits of our NEW Wacom Movink and shop yours!

#WacomMovink #CreativeProfessionals #CreativesOnTheGo
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You got this! ✍️ Never stop creating. 🤘⁣
Animation made by the wonderful @javadoodles⁣
#MentalHealthAwareness #madewithwacom #TVPaintAnimation⁣
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🆕 Alex Wätzel @dgtlcraft_postproduction , High-end photo retoucher & video editor with years of experience on the creative industry, also tried the NEW Wacom Movink!

Now’s your turn! Follow the link in our bio and discover all the amazing benefits of our new Wacom Movink💥

Ph: @akazie.photography 

#WacomMovink #CreativeProfessionals #CreativesOnTheGo #MovinkMakers
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Mental health awareness month is upon us and we want to give a shout-out to anyone out there struggling, yet creating. ⁣
We see you and you're absolutely wonderful. 😍⁣
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Art by @chibirdart 🐤💓⁣
#MentalHealthAwareness #webcomic #comic #webtoon
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