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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.

HD vs 4K: The truth about screen resolution on drawing display tablets

HD vs 4K: The truth about screen resolution on drawing display tablets

Why isn't the Wacom Movink a 4K display? Because there's a lot more ...
Signature Capture Solutions: A closer look at the Wacom STU-540 signature pad

Signature Capture Solutions: A closer look at the Wacom STU-540 signature pad

One paperless workflow solution that helps to create to create a ...
How to design a logo in Adobe Illustrator, with Joli Noelle David

How to design a logo in Adobe Illustrator, with Joli Noelle David

Joli Noelle David, a design student, walks through her process for ...
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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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.

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 ...
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 ...
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

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#TBT to when @doughism took us #backtoschool 🍎✏️🗒️
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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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