The Drawing Advice That Changed My Life

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Creative Based Cloud Computing – Equipping Artists to Work Remotely

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Recreating Art School (part one)

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Change the Culture, Change the World

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80 Resources for Black Digital Artists

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“Animation Stuff”: A basic primer to help you get started creating your own animations

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Coloring Characters the Industry Way

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Clean Line Art ! Digital Inking Tips from BaM Animation

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Good vs Bad Character Design: Tips and Tricks

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EMR Stylus (Electro-magnetic Resonance): How Wacom Pens work

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Fire and ice

Fire and Ice

Glitter makeup and beauty retouching by Daryna Barykina “To narrate a story and invite the viewer into my world is my life’s greatest passion,” states Daryna Barykina, a beauty- and self-portraiture-photographer, who specializes in stylized conceptual vivid imagery. Whether she photographs models or uses herself as the subject, Daryna strives to convey a very specific […]

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Bundle Of Joya

Be prepared: you might want to adopt a dog yourself after reading this post Israeli illustrator, comic book artist and self-described pizza lover, Erez Zadok draws witty and relatable illustrations about the everyday joys of raising his female dog, Joya. “Joya makes me laugh and makes my life happier. I figured there must be a […]

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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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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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How To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop With a Wacom Tablet

I once heard that there are 4,000 keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop. Now I’ve never counted them all, but I can say from personal experience that there are definitely hundreds. Still, some of the most common things that I do in Photoshop don’t offer a keyboard shortcut. Fortunately it’s simple to create a keyboard shortcut where […]

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Set Up Photoshop Hot Keys on Your Wacom Tablet

The initial design phase is all about letting your ideas flow and capturing them digitally, mixing and matching to create the perfect character. Streamline your workflow to create quickly using your Wacom pen tablet or pen display, and the pressure sensitive features of your grip pen. In the video below, the folks at Digital Tutors […]

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Dani Diamond workspace

5 Steps to a 15 Minute Per Edit Workflow

The key to efficiency is mastering a consistent workflow when retouching. When you are consistent, it becomes muscle memory. Not only is the work faster but the output is uniform and a set of images will all have the same toning and look.

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Color grading

Creative Color Grading

Photoshop master, Unmesh Dinda, from PiXimperfect does it again in his video on Shaping the Light with Creative Color Grading. Watch the video to see how he creates his magic with Photoshop and a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet.

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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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Ethan Castillo’s Super Spidey Sense

Wacom has exhibited at San Diego Comic Con for many years, and we’ve had the privilege of being located adjacent to Artist’s Alley, where we can overlook the booths of artists displaying all the amazing art they have created. One particular artist, Ethan Castillo, caught our eye because of his talent, enthusiasm and youth. Now […]

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Cut Out Hair from an Extremely Busy Background

We’ve all tried to cut out a person’s image in Photoshop to replace the background with another. Photoshop does a grand job of it when the subject is on a simple background, but what about when the background is busy? There’s never been a good way to get all the details in the hair perfect […]

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Adding magic to photos with Allison Olivia Moon

Allison Olivia Moon enjoys documenting life and capturing its fleeting magical and beautiful moments. She’s a modern-day artist and content producer who’s inspired by nature, magic, and fashion. Living in New York City makes it easy to find interesting subjects, situations, and settings to photograph. And she’s always sharing her day’s finds on her Instagram […]

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The Joker

Drawing the Joker with Wacom Intuos

Evan Burse from Cartoon Block shows you that you don’t need a fancy Cintiq to do amazing art. Instead he breaks out his new Wacom Intuos to create this latest drawing of the Joker.

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Take Control of the light

Take Control of the Light with Photoshop

Take your Photoshop skills to the next level and learn how to turn a daytime scene into a moonlit one. In this step-by-step tutorial, Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect shows you how to to use simple adjustment layers to create advanced lighting effects.

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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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Silent Drawing Party – Featuring DJ Mechlo

Join Wacom and 999 Other Artists for the Silent Drawing Party   In the pre-Covid days, the Wacom team traveled to tradeshows all over the country where we got to spend time with thousands of artists and (enviously) watch over their shoulders as they drew some of the most remarkable art we’ve seen. We miss […]

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Creative Based Cloud Computing – Equipping Artists to Work Remotely

Virtual machines and remote computing used to only perform well enough for data crunching and office applications.  Now anyone can accesses these machines, with virtually unlimited power and create with their Wacom Cintiq Pro or Intuos Pro tablets.  Teradici, NVIDIA and Wacom have teamed up to ensure that artists can work with the latest technology […]

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