Take the next step on your Creative Adventure

Get the most out of your new Wacom One with Wacom’s Creative Adventure program. Throughout this page you’ll find informative training, engaging activities, and creative inspiration. Come back often – we’ll be updating frequently with new content.

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Drawing and Illustration

Drawing & Painting

Tutorials and tips from expert Wacom users to improve your digital sketching, drawing, and painting.

Learn about manga

Manga & Comics

Learn to draw your favorite manga and anime characters, or get tips for creating your own comic.

Wacom One and Photography

Photography & Photo Editing

Learn to improve your photo editing skills with the precision and control of a Wacom pen.

Wacom for education

Wacom One for Education

Wacom One is a versatile tool for learning art, or nearly any subject, in our digital world.

Using your Wacom at home

Claim your bonus software

Wacom One pen displays and tablets come with free software trials to help you start your adventure.

Everything you need to get started

Wacom One equips you with everything you need to kickstart your digital journey, including guidance on setting up your device, mastering your new pen, and maximizing your included software’s potential. Review the getting started videos here.

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Improve your digital drawing and painting

From sketching and drawing to digital painting and illustration, discover new techniques, hone your craft, and unleash your artistic potential with comprehensive tips and tutorials from Wacom professionals. The resources below will help you follow your creative journey — and grow your skills with their expert guidance.

Introduction to Trent Kaniuga’s Art Lessons: Drawing and Coloring a Treasure Chest

Welcome to the exciting world of digital art with Trent Kaniuga! In this introduction video, Trent shares his artistic journey and what you can expect from his upcoming lessons. Trent Kaniuga, a renowned artist known for his work in games like Diablo III, World of Warcraft, and League of Legends, is here to guide you through the fundamentals of perspective drawing and coloring.

Lesson 1: Drawing a Treasure Chest – Construction and Perspective

In this first lesson, we explore the art of drawing a captivating treasure chest using construction and perspective techniques. We begin with basic shapes and lines to create the chest, gradually adding depth and dimension through perspective, resulting in a realistic, three-dimensional representation. Upon completion, you’ll have a beautifully drawn treasure chest and fundamental skills for future art projects

Lesson 2: Coloring and Lighting a Treasure Chest

In Lesson 2, we delve into the vibrant world of color and light. We’ll apply these elements to our treasure chest drawing, explore color theory, and also study light and shadow.

By the end of this lesson, your treasure chest will not only have form and perspective, but also color and light, transforming it from a monochrome sketch into a lively, colorful artwork that pops off the page.

 

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 series that will give you a comprehensive ...
Eunbi Kang’s digital painting process using photo references on Wacom Cintiq 16

Eunbi Kang’s digital painting process using photo references on Wacom Cintiq 16

Visual development artist and illustrator Eunbi Kang walks us through her process for using photo references when ...
Fleeting Summer: an illustration process video with Taylor Yingshi

Fleeting Summer: an illustration process video with Taylor Yingshi

Taylor Yingshi, a talented illustrator and environmental designer for animation, shares her mesmerizing ...
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 ...
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! ...
10 great digital art Skillshare classes

10 great digital art Skillshare classes

Here are ten of the best Skillshare classes for digital art from across the site to get you started, featuring a ...
Get started with the basics in Corel Painter 2023

Get started with the basics in Corel Painter 2023

Aaron Rutten provides some excellent beginner-level guidance for getting started with digital painting with Corel ...
Get started with digital painting in Rebelle 6

Get started with digital painting in Rebelle 6

Aaron Rutten provides some excellent beginner-level guidance for getting started with digital painting with ...
Digital painting basics for beginners – from simple forms to complex paintings

Digital painting basics for beginners – from simple forms to complex paintings

Tayler Olivas from Proko gives a step-by-step tutorial for beginners on digital painting - starting with simple ...

Customize your Wacom One

Personalize your Wacom One for your own individual work style. Mix and match pen colors, or select an alternative digital pen from LAMY, Staedtler, or Dr Grip. Stands and cases also offer extra options for customization.

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Explore the world of manga

Learn to draw your favorite characters from comics and anime — or design and develop your own comic strip, manga series, or webtoon. In this section, you’ll discover new techniques and methods to transform your artistic concepts and ideas into compelling visual narratives and bring your ideas to life.

Introduction to manga artist Mayu Sakai’s manga lessons

Wacom interviewed Japanese manga artist Mayu Sakai about her path to becoming a professional manga artist, what she values in creating her work, and the benefits of making manga digitally.

Lesson 1: How to color vibrant eyes with manga artist Mayu Sakai

Learn how to color in Japanese girls’ manga style. Manga artist Mayu Sakai shows her step-by-step process for coloring cute shining eyes to get that vibrant finishing touch.

Lesson 2: How to paint hair with manga artist Mayu Sakai

Learn how to color in Japanese girls’ manga style! Mayu shows her tips for adding shadows and color choices to paint smooth and silky hair in the classic, colorful manga style.
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 YouTube channels to help you jumpstart your ...
How to design characters for animation: 3 tips from a pro, from School of Motion

How to design characters for animation: 3 tips from a pro, from School of Motion

Three simple tips to help elevate your character design skills to the next level and make them animation ready, ...
How to draw backgrounds for your animation project, with BaM Animation

How to draw backgrounds for your animation project, with BaM Animation

Animating your character is important, but the background is also crucial! Here are some expert tips for ...
The best Skillshare classes for learning how to draw anime and manga

The best Skillshare classes for learning how to draw anime and manga

Want to learn how to draw anime or manga? Every Wacom Intuos or Wacom One comes with a free Skillshare trial, and ...
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 ...
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 ...
Good vs. bad character design: Tips and tricks

Good vs. bad character design: Tips and tricks

Professional industry artists Brent Noll and Maximus Pauson, of the popular YouTube channel BaM Animation break ...
How to draw a manga comic, from start to finish, in Clip Studio Paint

How to draw a manga comic, from start to finish, in Clip Studio Paint

Using Clip Studio Paint and Wacom Intuos, artist Caterina Rocchi will show you the process from sketch to the ...
How to draw a comic page by Miyuli

How to draw a comic page by Miyuli

Illustrator and manga artist Miyuli, known for her comics such as Hearts for Sale and Lost Nightmare, takes us ...

Wacom's commitment to sustainability

Wacom continues to prioritize creating a more sustainable future and reducing our environmental impact. Our commitment to using sustainable materials in the Wacom One product and packaging makes the products and their transportation more eco-friendly.

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Edit photos like a pro

Retouch, manipulate lighting, enhance colors, or combine multiple photos into one – in other words, unleash your creative photographic vision. Here’s where you’ll learn how to transform ordinary images into stunning works of art with the power and precision of the Wacom pen and Wacom One.

Introduction to Colin Smith’s photo editing lessons: manipulating light in photographs

Colin Smith, the photo editing expert behind PhotoshopCAFE, has been creating Photoshop and tech-related content since 2000. He is also an accomplished author with 20 books to his name, and a highly recognized digital artist, designer, and photographer with three Guru awards. His tutorials will help you learn how to manipulate light when editing photos.

Day to night transformation in Photoshop with Colin Smith

Join Colin Smith, a renowned Photoshop expert, as he guides you through the captivating process of transforming a daytime photo into a moonlit masterpiece. By following his detailed steps, you’ll master the art of night scene creations in no time. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned Photoshop user, this tutorial has something for everyone.

Painting with shadow and light in Photoshop with Colin Smith

Discover the art of light and shadow manipulation in Photoshop with Colin Smith. In this tutorial, you’ll learn to add depth and drama to your images by controlling luminosity and mood by “painting” with shadow and light on your photos. This is perfect for digital artists of all levels, from beginners to enthusiasts.
How to combine two photographs in Adobe Photoshop, with Colin Smith

How to combine two photographs in Adobe Photoshop, with Colin Smith

How to combine two images in Adobe Photoshop -- also called compositing -- for beginners, with Adobe Photoshop ...
Seven photographers on Behance who will inspire you with their photo-editing skills

Seven photographers on Behance who will inspire you with their photo-editing skills

Here are seven diverse, captivating photographers on Behance to check out for inspiration and creativity.
The “double trick” for stunning Adobe Photoshop edits

The “double trick” for stunning Adobe Photoshop edits

How to use the double photo effect for amazing photo edits - with Adobe Photoshop expert Colin Smith!
How to quickly make your landscape photos look better using Adobe Photoshop – with expert Colin Smith

How to quickly make your landscape photos look better using Adobe Photoshop – with expert Colin Smith

In this tutorial, Colin Smith of Photoshop Café shows you how to quickly make landscape photos look better than ...
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 ...
Creative color grading in Adobe Photoshop, with PiXimperfect

Creative color grading in Adobe Photoshop, with PiXimperfect

Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shows you how to do some creative color grading in Adobe Photoshop using Curves ...
How to set up a Wacom tablet for photo editing, with PiXimperfect

How to set up a Wacom tablet for photo editing, with PiXimperfect

Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect on setting up your Wacom tablet for photo editing in Adobe Photoshop.
Turn a photo into an illustration with just one Photoshop filter, with PiXimperfect

Turn a photo into an illustration with just one Photoshop filter, with PiXimperfect

Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shows you how to convert a portrait to an illustration with just one filter in Adobe ...
How to turn day into night in Adobe Photoshop, with PiXimperfect

How to turn day into night in Adobe Photoshop, with PiXimperfect

Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shows us how to control lighting in Adobe Photoshop -- literally turning day into night!

Unleash your educational potential

Wacom One is an incredibly versatile tool for fostering creativity, electrifying engagement, and enhancing learning, whether in art class or academic subjects — or in higher education. Below, explore endless possibilities for students and educators alike to revolutionize their educational experiences with Wacom One.

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 attending formal art school, and gives you ...
How to improve your handwriting for digital note-taking

How to improve your handwriting for digital note-taking

In this tutorial, Shivani shares how she improves her handwriting while doing digital note-taking on her One by ...
Seven hand-eye coordination exercises for artists switching to a creative pen tablet

Seven hand-eye coordination exercises for artists switching to a creative pen tablet

It can be difficult to get used to using a creative pen tablet when you're used to pen and paper. Here are some ...
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 ...
The best places to host your art portfolio

The best places to host your art portfolio

If you're applying to art school or for a creative job, you need a portfolio. But where do you host it? Here are ...
How to set up a killer art portfolio for school or work

How to set up a killer art portfolio for school or work

Whether you're applying to art school or for a job in a creative field, you need a portfolio. Here's how to do it right!
Should you go to art school? Expectations vs. realities

Should you go to art school? Expectations vs. realities

Should you go to art school? We interviewed three professional art schools about how their expectations compared ...
Life after art school: should I freelance or get a job at a creative agency?

Life after art school: should I freelance or get a job at a creative agency?

Thinking about a creative career - but not sure if you should freelance or try to get a job at an agency or ...
Life after art school: Five creative careers you may not have considered

Life after art school: Five creative careers you may not have considered

What other kinds of creative careers are out there other than illustrator, game designer, or comic artist? Here are five.

Everything you need to get started

Wacom One equips you with everything you need to kickstart your digital journey, including guidance on setting up your device, mastering your new pen, and maximizing your included software’s potential. Review the getting started videos here.

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Software trials included with every purchase

Explore the range of free software trials included with every Wacom One purchase.* Whether you want to draw, paint, create comics, or edit photos, we have you covered.

*Registering your Wacom One and signing in with a Wacom ID is required to access software.

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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? ☕️

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Sketching at cafés is one of life’s little pleasures ☕️

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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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