It’s Time to Color!

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Stuck inside? Keep occupied!

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How to Take Care of Yourself When Working From Home

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9 Tips for Working at Home for Artists

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Everything You Need to Start Streaming Your Art

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Freaking Out

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Welcome to the Wacom Files

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El Mundo de Gabby Zapata: Colorido, alegre y divertido.

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The World of Gabby Zapata: Colorful, bright, and fun.

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Artist Resources: So Your Con Was Cancelled

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Weird Superpowers All Artists (Secretly) Have

Haley Newsome, from the insanely popular YouTube channel, LavenderTowne, hilariously describes the strange superpowers that you develop after you become an artist (beyond the obvious super drawing power). Watch the video below and see how many of these superpowers you have!     What’s your superpower? Crabby Arm Syndrome Useful in arm wrestling scenarios Certain […]

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Books

Marty Pants: How to Defeat a Wizard

(and how Mark Parisi started to write books)   To do this story justice, we’ll let Mark Parisi, author, cartoonist and all-around-funny-guy tell the story in his own words. Anything else would just not be…Mark Parisi.   How did I end up writing books? Marty Pants: How to Defeat a Wizard is the third book […]

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Jimmy Craig

They Can Talk: A hilarious compilation of 100 animal cartoons

Comic illustrator, Jimmy Craig, the “cat friend” in this video recently published They Can Talk, a hardcover compilation of 100 of his clever, colorful and original comics that give an inside look into the inner thoughts of creatures from across the animal kingdom, from misunderstood sharks and trouble-making bears, to the often complicated relationship between […]

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How to Sketch Awesomely in Photoshop

“Sketch” and “paper” go together like peanut butter and jelly, coffee and cream, and Sonny and Cher. (Okay, bad example.) But the next-generation of sketching uses a Wacom stylus and tablet and Photoshop instead of the traditional pencil and pad. The advantages? Digital sketching allows you to create your desired image and experiment with an […]

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How to Draw in Adobe Illustrator with a Wacom Tablet

There are two different brush tools in Illustrator: The Paintbrush Tool and the “Blob Brush Tool”. Both possess unique behaviors, which are beneficial for different approaches to drawing. The Paintbrush Tool In most instances, drawing in Illustrator involves creating vector paths and then applying various brushes to those paths to achieve a desired appearance. You […]

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superhero

How To Draw a Face of a Superhero-like Character

Follow along with Darlene’s step-by-step tutorial   Have you ever wanted to brush up on your illustration skills but didn’t really know where to start? Are you frustrated with your slow progress and feel like you’ve hit a wall? Are you a seasoned artist who could use a refresher course but don’t have a bazillion […]

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Senor Pelo

Enjoying the Chaotic Ride with Señor Pelo

When you are better known by your YouTube persona “Señor Pelo” (Mr. Hair), than your real name, you know you’re one of the lucky folks who consistently has good hair days. Nix that, incredible hair days. Glorious hair days. Diana-Ross-in-the-1960s-hair days. Separated at birth? The superbly-coiffed David Axel Cazares Casanova (Señor Pelo), is a freelance […]

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Darlene Nguyen realism challenge

Realism Drawing Challenge

Darlene Nguyen from Rapid Fire Art puts her analog drawing skills to the test on a Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 where she takes on a realism drawing challenge (originally created by Mark Crilley), and restricts her digital toolbox.

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MerMay

How to Draw a Mermaid

Tom Bancroft, animator, character designer, instructor and Father of MerMay, shares his tips on drawing different styles of mermaids.

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How to draw lips

Quick Tips for Drawing Lips

In this quick and fun video tutorial, Darlene Nguyen from Rapid Fire Art shows you how to create all sorts of unique lips starting with just a straight line or even just a squiggle.

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Wacom Cintiq 16 review

Test Driving the Cintiq 16 with Pro Illustrator Tad Carpenter

I should start by sharing that I have never used a tablet to draw with in my life. Never. No, seriously, I have never drawn on any kind of tablet before. I am slightly embarrassed about this as a professional designer and illustrator. To say I was nervous to finally try one might be an […]

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LightBox Expo 2019: The Ultimate Celebration of Art

More than 3,000 attendees and 250 of the best artists from the animation, live-action, illustration, and gaming industries are coming together September 6-8 in Pasadena, CA to kick off the first annual LightBox Expo, sponsored by Wacom. Renowned character designer and Illustrator Bobby Chiu and Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos have teamed up to create this unique space where […]

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JP Mavinga

My Journey Home

If you’re going to tell a story, specifically your story, there is no more powerful way to do it, than drawing.

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A Successful Launch for LightBox Expo 2019

Wacom is very proud to have sponsored the first annual LightBox Expo this past weekend in Pasadena, CA. Hats off to creators Bobby Chiu and Jim Demonakos for dreaming up a brilliant event that brought artists across the globe together for the ultimate celebration of art. LightBox at a Glance Between the bustling booths on the exhibit floor and the panels and demonstrations from industry leaders, there was no shortage of inspiration. The Wacom social team enjoyed attending presentations covering […]

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A Conversation with Textile Designer Julia Hill

We recently had the opportunity to interview Los Angeles-based illustrator and makeup artist, Julia Hill, and learned about her path to becoming a successful textile designer. From the beginnings of her career in makeup and fashion to illustrating for major brands such as Free People, LSpace and Lucky Brand, we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know […]

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Raahat Kaduji’s Wacom One Illustration Process

“I spent much of my childhood amongst trees, pencils and paper,” says British-Indian illustrator, animal rights activist, and self-described “woodland walker” Raahat Kaduji. “I’ve always had an affinity with nature, but if I wasn’t outside in the woods with friends, building dens and climbing trees, I was inside turning my daydreams into collages and penciled […]

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