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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.

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

 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.

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.
Creativity Camp: Ethan Castillo takes over Wacom’s Instagram 

Creativity Camp: Ethan Castillo takes over Wacom’s Instagram 

Young artist Ethan Castillo has been tabling at Comic-Cons since he was eight! We spoke with him about his work and his upcoming Wacom Instagram Takeover.
Creating captivating characters: The importance of design sheets with Eunbi Kang

Creating captivating characters: The importance of design sheets with Eunbi Kang

Illustrator Eunbi Kang explains why creating character sheets is so important, and walks us through her process for creating them using her Wacom Cintiq 16.
Creativity Camp: Magma Classroom and Magma Clubhouse

Creativity Camp: Magma Classroom and Magma Clubhouse

Wacom and Magma are collaborating this summer for a series of informative and inspiring collaborative events. Here are all the details.
Creativity Camp: Anatomy of a Scene with Mike Atniel

Creativity Camp: Anatomy of a Scene with Mike Atniel

We spoke with Mike Atniel in advance of his upcoming Creativity Camp webinar about his work and what to expect during the event.
Etherington Bros’ Comics Crash Course #2: Hair and head shapes

Etherington Bros’ Comics Crash Course #2: Hair and head shapes

Want to learn to draw comics? The Etherington Bros have created hundreds of free tutorials and resources. Here's a preview -- how to draw hair and head shapes.
How to create your own sticker sheet to sell

How to create your own sticker sheet to sell

Crafter extraordinaire Heather Cash continues her Wacom + Cricut series, with this tutorial explaining how you can create your own sticker sheets to sell, ...
Designing Chicory’s creatures with Alexis Dean-Jones

Designing Chicory’s creatures with Alexis Dean-Jones

We interviewed Alexis Dean-Jones, character designer for the extremely cute video game Chicory, about her work and process.
Why digital artists shouldn’t ignore traditional art skills 

Why digital artists shouldn’t ignore traditional art skills 

Traditional artists should give digital art a try to improve their practice -- but the reverse is also true! Here's why digital artists shouldn't ignore ...
Etherington Bros’ Comics Crash Course #1: How to draw heads

Etherington Bros’ Comics Crash Course #1: How to draw heads

Want to learn to draw comics? The Etherington Bros have created hundreds of free tutorials and resources. Here's a preview -- how to draw heads.
11 reasons traditional artists should give digital art a try

11 reasons traditional artists should give digital art a try

Some traditional artists scoff at the growing popularity of digital art. But here are some important reasons why you might give digital art a try.
More benefits to infusing creativity into classroom routines

More benefits to infusing creativity into classroom routines

There are many benefits for students of infusing creativity in the classroom. This is part two in a three-part series; check out part one here and part ...
How to start animating your characters: The four principles

How to start animating your characters: The four principles

The animators at BaM animation give some tips and tricks for beginner animators by going over the four main principles of animation.
The winners of Wacom’s Character Design Art Contest

The winners of Wacom’s Character Design Art Contest

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2023 Wacom Student Character Design Contest. The contest was a huge success, with submissions from high ...

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.

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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.

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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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