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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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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.

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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 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.

How to solve drawing problems in digital painting, with Proko

How to solve drawing problems in digital painting, with Proko

Discover the process of transforming sketches into stunning digital paintings using Adobe Photoshop in this tutorial by Jon Neimeister.
So you want to be a concept artist? Advice from professionals on how to get started

So you want to be a concept artist? Advice from professionals on how to get started

One of the best creative careers out there in 2023 is that of a concept artist. We spoke with three professional concept artists about their careers and ...
Creativity Camp: Strengthening your photo observational skills with Bea Lubas

Creativity Camp: Strengthening your photo observational skills with Bea Lubas

We spoke with Beata Lubas in advance of her upcoming Creativity Camp webinar about her work, what aspiring photographers should know, and what to expect ...
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 ...
Five tips to get a job in game design, with CG Spectrum

Five tips to get a job in game design, with CG Spectrum

Want to get a job in game design? Here are the top 5 tips from industry veteran Simon Warwick who’s been working in the games industry for more than a decade.
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.

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. 

Join the Wacom newsletter today and enjoy exclusive perks and a discount on your first purchase.

Sign up for the Wacom newsletter to stay updated on the latest creative inspiration, tips, tricks, and tutorials, and be one of the first to hear about upcoming sales and promotions. And when you join, you’ll receive 5% off the purchase of a display or 10% off the purchase of a tablet on the Wacom eStore. Restrictions apply.*

 

*US Only. Not valid on Cintiq Pro 17/22/27, Cintiq Pro 17/22/27 stand, Wacom One (2023) pen displays and tablets, or on-sale items.

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 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.

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

Curious about which program is best for drawing vector graphics in 2024? Visual artist @studio_viv has you covered! 🙌⁣
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Head to the #WacomBlog to see how Vivienne designs a book cover in Adobe Illustrator vs. Affinity Designer using Wacom One M. ✍ ⁣
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Link in bio!⁣
#wacom #design #designer #graphicdesign #vector #digitalart #artprocess⁣
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WACOM HACK UNLOCKED 🔓

Learn how to customize your pen and change the brush size in just two  steps ✍️

Discover all the amazing features about your Pen in the link in bio!

#WacomOne #WacomPen
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For a creative professional team like @parasolisland , efficiency and productivity is key to deliver the best results to their clients 🚀

For years they were using pen tablets and pen displays in combination with high-end monitors, and today they can reduce all of that into one single device: the New Wacom Cintiq Pro.

Thanks to the excellent colour accuracy of the Cintiq Pro 27, this makes a big difference on their workflow.

Get in touch with our enterprise team in the link in bio.

#WacomCintiqPro #Animation
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Exciting news for all creatives! 🚀

💫 Join Wacom at Playgrounds for a celebration of design, animation, and gaming craftsmanship! @tad.playgrounds @weareplaygrounds 

💡 Dive into artist talks, demos, screenings, and live sketching sessions.

✍️ Swing by our booth to test out our cutting-edge pen-displays and tablets, meet Wacom experts, and pick up some pro tips!

Meet us in:
📅 Eindhoven (April 18th-19th)
📅  Berlin, DE (May 25th-26th)

For more info visit @tad.playgrounds 💫

#Wacom #Playgrounds #CreativeCommunity
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🌀 City Doodling: Amsterdam edition 🚲

This time creativity strikes us directly from the Amsterdam canals in the hands of @fragileart 💫

#Doodling #Creativeinspiration #MadeWitjwacom
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Two ways of scrolling in the same display ✍️👀

Which one is your favourite move? 👇

Customize your Wacom One and see where it takes you!

#WacomOne #WacomPen #CreativeInspiration
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We chat with @adansilvart, illustrator and artist who has been working in branding & illustration projects for different brands. 🚀

Join us while Adan shares insights into his creative journey and the vital role Wacom products has played in his career. ❤️

#ArtistInterview #illustration #DigitalArt
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Today, we celebrate World Pencil Day 🎉

Wacom has been at the forefront of innovation, creating a digital pen that allows you to bring all your creations to life and have thousands of colors and textures in a single pen. ✍️

One of the features we love most about our Wacom One is that you can use any Wacom pen or any compatible pen with it.

Have you tried any of these? Let us know in the comments. 👇

Check out our special offers in the link in bio!

#WorldPencilDay #WacomOne
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Friday with F like Finished work 💫

We want to see your finished pieces, feel fry to join our artwork chain using the hashtag #MadewithWacom 🚀

How are you ending the week?

#MadewithWacom #CreativeInspiration
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Bedtime stories by @nlanzillo 📚😴⁣
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It’s so cool to see all you can do in 3D and animation using the #CintiqPro27 🚀⁣
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#MadebyWacom in a #CintiqPro27
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