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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.

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.

Costume Concept Artist Oksana Nedavniaya on her career journey, inspirations, and her upcoming sessions at Lightbox 2023

Costume Concept Artist Oksana Nedavniaya on her career journey, inspirations, and her upcoming sessions at Lightbox 2023

Oksana Nedavniaya is a costume concept artist in the film and ...
How to try an Adobe Illustrator brush study on the new Wacom One pen tablet, with Joli Noelle David

How to try an Adobe Illustrator brush study on the new Wacom One pen tablet, with Joli Noelle David

Joli Noelle David provides instructions and insight into doing an ...
A huge opportunity for U.S. Wacom fans: Apply to become an Impact Affiliate with Wacom!

A huge opportunity for U.S. Wacom fans: Apply to become an Impact Affiliate with Wacom!

Wacom is thrilled to announce that we have joined the Impact ...
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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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.

20 Tips When Applying for a Junior Artist Position

20 Tips When Applying for a Junior Artist Position

When you’re fresh out of school it can be challenging to get your foot in the door of a company that can help you grow your creative career. Hervé Piton, ...
March of Robots! has Arrived

March of Robots! has Arrived

March is finally here and NCAA college basketball is not the only game in town. Yes, it’s time for the MARCH of ROBOTS!, sponsored by Wacom and ...
How to Start Painting Digitally with Painter and Wacom

How to Start Painting Digitally with Painter and Wacom

You’ve seen them standing there with their easels on windswept cliffs and windswept beaches and windswept botanical gardens, quietly capturing the scene ...
Create Your Perfect Digital Signature in Photoshop

Create Your Perfect Digital Signature in Photoshop

Have you ever wished to add your signature to your images? In this tutorial from Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect, you'll learn how to use brush smoothing in ...
How to Draw Different Eye Shapes

How to Draw Different Eye Shapes

This video tutorial from Darlene Nguyen of Rapid Fire Art guides you through the intricate steps of designing a realistic eye from scratch.
Realism Drawing Challenge

Realism Drawing Challenge

Darlene Nguyen from Rapid Fire Art puts her analog drawing skills to the test on a Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 where she takes on a realism drawing challenge ...
Going Analog in a Digital Workflow

Going Analog in a Digital Workflow

The Wacom Intuos Pro replaced remorse with creative freedom, empowering me to produce an image even better than I had planned.
Every day is Color Dodge Day: Ross Draws, Nima and Wacom Cintiq 16

Every day is Color Dodge Day: Ross Draws, Nima and Wacom Cintiq 16

In this video, Ross Tran from Ross Draws puts Wacom Cintiq 16 through its paces while creating a special illustration of Sloan, one of the characters from ...
5 Steps to a 15 Minute Per Edit Workflow

5 Steps to a 15 Minute Per Edit Workflow

The key to efficiency is mastering a consistent workflow when retouching. When you are consistent, it becomes muscle memory. Not only is the work faster ...
Add Personality to your Valentine’s with Sofia Warren

Add Personality to your Valentine’s with Sofia Warren

We don't know about you, but we think Valentine's Day card designs need more personality. We're over the safe and tried messages Hallmark feeds us. We ...
5 Things to Know to Get You Started with Your New Wacom Tablet

5 Things to Know to Get You Started with Your New Wacom Tablet

For joy! Someone got a new tablet. And you are probably itching to get it out of the box and start using it. Or perhaps you’ve given it a go, but aren’t ...
8 Productivity Tips For Your Wacom Tablet

8 Productivity Tips For Your Wacom Tablet

For those getting started with a Wacom tablet, or old pros who want to make their tablets work harder, we combed our YouTube videos for the best tips and ...
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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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

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#TBT to when @doughism took us #backtoschool 🍎✏️🗒️
#wacom #madewithwacom #wacombacktoschool #digitalpainting #characterdesign
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Let's break down the character design process with @_jocelynshort tomorrow during Wacom Creativity Camp! Jocelyn is a fantasy, sci-fi and horror genre artist working in comics, video games and films. It's gonna be a fun-filled session, so don't miss it! Sign up for camp through the link in the bio ☝️
#wacomcreativitycamp #wacomedu #wacomforeducation #digitalart #characterdesign #madewithwacom
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We were so excited to talk with Tomotaka Shibayama, director of the anime film My Oni Girl, currently available on Netflix 🎬💫

Join us while we chat with Tomotaka Shibayama about the display he used during the production, Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 ✍️

#MyOniGirl #CintiqPro16
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We hope you channel the power and energy in this beautiful @wenjun.lin creation ☁️🌬️⁣
#madewithwacom #Digital2D #Illustration #Anime #Manga #CharacterDesign⁣
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@dokomi_expo was a BLAST ❤️ We are already missing the inspiring vibes from our Otaku community 💫

We really enjoyed meeting you and sharing thoughts at the event 😎

Now, here’s a question for the comments section: With what MANGA character will you swap jobs? 👇

#WacomAtDokomi #Domoki2024
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Wacom Adventures with @lplucas 🥸☁️☁️☁️☁️⁣
Here are 3 ways to draw clouds as a pro artist in #ClipStudioPaint⁣
@clipstudioofficial @graphixly✌️⁣
#MadeWithWacom #DrawingTips #DigitalArt #illustration #artistsoninstagram #digitaldrawing #cloudart #WacomCreativityCamp
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Let's go "camping" with @lukeymcgarry this week at Wacom Creativity Camp! During this virtual campfire of sorts, Luke will walk us through his creative process, share art tips, talk about his favorite tools and shortcuts to make his comics, and tell us all about how to stay creative while also avoiding the sun this season. ☀️☀️☀️☀️
Join us July 11 at 4:30 PST. 
Sign up for camp through the link in bio ☝️
#wacomcreativitycamp #wacomedu #wacomforeducation #digitalart #freewebinar #madewithwacom
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Learn to draw a manga page from scratch with @whytmanga during Wacom Creativity Camp on July 9th. Odunze will  show how to go from idea to execution, covering all necessary steps and a few special personal tips to save time and level up your game on Clip Studio Paint. 
Sign up for camp via the link in bio ☝️
#wacomcreativitycamp #wacomedu #wacomforeducation #digitalart #freewebinar #manga #madewithwacom
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Artists when no one is watching. 🙈🥸⁣
Thank you @lplucas, for making us all feel seen. ⁣
#artistsofinstagram #artistlife
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