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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.

Nine great YouTube channels for aspiring anime and manga artists

Nine great YouTube channels for aspiring anime and manga artists

Are you an aspiring Anime artist? This post will walk through 9 great ...
The complete guide to Adobe Photoshop brushes, Part 1: The toolbar

The complete guide to Adobe Photoshop brushes, Part 1: The toolbar

Want to master the use of Photoshop brushes? This is part 1 of a 4 part ...
How Marco Bucci became a pro artist without going to art school

How Marco Bucci became a pro artist without going to art school

Marco Bucci reveals how he became a professional artist, despite not ...

 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.

Divi Premade Layouts from Nelson on Vimeo

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.

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.

How to magically change the focus of photos in Photoshop with Colin Smith

How to magically change the focus of photos in Photoshop with Colin Smith

In this tutorial Colin Smith, the creator of PhotoshopCAFE, shows you a powerful way to change the depth of field and blur the background of a photo in ...
Behind the scenes of a 3D art career with artist and KitBash3D Head of Kits Mike Reese

Behind the scenes of a 3D art career with artist and KitBash3D Head of Kits Mike Reese

We spoke with Mike Reese, KitBash3D’s Head of Kits, about the journey he took to work in the 3D art industry, why he’s been using Wacom products for two ...
How to use Fluid Paint in Corel Painter 2023

How to use Fluid Paint in Corel Painter 2023

Fluid paint is the newest brush technology in Corel Painter 2023. Compared to legacy brushes, fluid paint strokes don’t automatically build up to a ...
Exaggerate your animation using squash and stretch in After Effects

Exaggerate your animation using squash and stretch in After Effects

In this informative School of Motion tutorial, learn how to make your animation come alive using squash and stretch in Adobe animation software After Effects.
The best way to practice drawing, with digital artist Sam Yang

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 digitally paint in grayscale, with Proko

How to digitally paint in grayscale, with Proko

Learn step by step how to digitally paint in grayscale from artist Jon Neimeister in this tutorial for beginners from art education website Proko.
How to design simple 3D characters in Cinema 4D with Marina Nakagawa

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

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 ...
Creativity Camp: Finding Your Creative Style with Maggie Chan

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.
Wacom partners with Sisler High’s CREATE program for an empowering comic project

Wacom partners with Sisler High’s CREATE program for an empowering comic project

See the impact Wacom products have in the lives of CREATE program students as they move towards their goal of becoming professional artists.
A brief look into the history of manga

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

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.
How to use layers for digital painting with Adobe Photoshop, with Proko

How to use layers for digital painting with Adobe Photoshop, with Proko

If you're just getting started with digital painting, learning how to use layers is crucial. This tutorial shows you how to take advantage of them in Photoshop.
Etherington Bros’ Comics Crash Course #3: Character design and costumes

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 ...
How to create word art in Affinity Designer with Wacom One

How to create word art in Affinity Designer with Wacom One

As part of her Wacom + Cricut series, Heather Cash teaches you how to create word art using Affinity software and a Wacom One to use with Cricut Design ...
Become a better 3D artist with 2 tips from character modeler J Hill

Become a better 3D artist with 2 tips from character modeler J Hill

CG Spectrum artist J Hill, who has worked on video games as a lead character artist, gives aspiring 3d artists some expert tips on how to improve their craft.
10 things your art teacher won’t tell you

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.
How to cut out hair from a busy background in Adobe Photoshop, with PiXimperfect

How to cut out hair from a busy background in Adobe Photoshop, with PiXimperfect

In this tutorial, PiXimperfect's Unmesh Dinda explains how to do the extremely complex technique of cutting a subject out of a busy background - all hair intact.

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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

Connect with Wacom on social

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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Spending all day exploring a new city and using the coffee break to edit your pictures 📸

Your creativity is everywhere with the new Wacom One 🚀 Bring yours to your next destination! Link in bio.

#PhotoRetouch #TravelPhotography #WacomOne
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Thank you, creative souls: Cheers to 2024! 🎨🚀

We want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to all the incredible artists in our community. Thank you for choosing us as your partner in creativity and for trusting us to be a part of your amazing artistic journey 🙏💖

Your passion, talent, and dedication have not only inspired us but have also shaped our mission to support and celebrate the creative spirit. Each artwork you create, each boundary you push, brings us immense joy and pride. 🔥

Here’s to a new year filled with even more creativity, innovation, and artistry. Let’s make 2024 a canvas for our best creations yet! ✨🌈

#ThankYouArtists #CreativePartners #Hello2024 #ArtisticJourney
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Rolling into 2024 like this 🛹

The year is ending and we are so excited to see what comes for all of us next!

#MadeWithWacom by @lizalisa.17 in a Wacom Intuos 🚀

#WacomIllustration #WacomArtworks #Intuos
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It’s a pirate’s world 🏴‍☠️🛳

We will join his crew without any doubt 😎

#MadewithWacom by @smaartist in a Cintiq Pro 24 🚀

#Characterdesigner
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Share the warmth of the season through your art 💌
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Get ready to spread some festive joy in a creative way! Craft stunning holiday postcards using @clipstudioofficial. Challenge accepted? 🖌️🎄

Don’t forget to tag us in your creations using #MadeWithWacom – we can’t wait to see your festive masterpieces!

Discover all you can do with the Wacom One. Link in bio!

#Creativeinspiration #ClipStudioPaint #CreateAndCelebrate
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Sketch vs final piece ⚡️

From initial sketches to the final masterpiece, see how a simple concept blossoms into a stunning work of art 🌟

#MadewithWacom by @ugu.ilustra on a Cintiq 16 🚀

Which is your favourite part of the creative process? 👇

#Cintiq16 #Creativeprocess #sketch
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