Cómo los mexicanos están revolucionando el mundo del arte

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How to Start a Comic in Five Steps

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Go out in the world and find your gift

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Tayler Olivas Shows You How to Paint a Killer Landscape with Custom Brushes and the Wacom One

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The giving of gifts

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Turn your photo into an illustration with just one filter in Photoshop

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Make it snow in the summertime. You can, with a little Photoshop magic.

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Filmmaking Today Walks You Through Video Editing with the Intuos Pro

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From Gaming to Game-Changers: Find Out What Makes Sir Wade’s Workspace Next Level

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Behind the Tablet With Quincy Vadan: Resurrecting Art Apprenticeships 

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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 […]

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Joe Wos

Twists, turns and blind alleys: The journey of a master maze maker

Joe admits that his first experiences at this new career were challenging. “I fiddled around with some ideas and frankly my coloring was awful. I lacked the patience, experience and tool skills to take my work to the level it would need to be. Around this time, I had finished my first book and hired a colorist. I was impressed with her work and asked her what tools she used, and she suggested I try a Wacom tablet. It was love at first sight!”

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Basics of Wacom Pen Pressure Sensitivity

Pressure-sensitive features are built right into Photoshop — you just have to know where to find them. When you installed the driver software that came with your Wacom Pen Display […]

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Analogue Loaders

Analogue Loaders: A short film by Raphael Vangelis

Analogue Loaders from Raphael Vangelis on Vimeo. Raphael Vangelis is a London-based director who specializes in design-driven animation projects ranging from short films and music videos to TV commercials. He […]

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Sunrise

15 Easy Tips for Better Sunrise Photography

Professional photographer, Anton Gorlin, strives to capture the essence of the moment, and the beauty and wealth of shapes and forms in his photographs. Originally from the Ukraine, Anton currently […]

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Behind the Mask

Christiana Broughton unveils the life of a costume designer   Christiana Broughton, a.k.a. Aunum (the Wampanoag Native American Language word for ‘dog’), is a costume designer, illustrator, animal lover, and […]

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How to Draw Age Progressions

All faces are different, but qualities of our faces age in similar ways. Drawing a face through the stages of aging is one part imagination, one part observation. Natalie Murry, digital […]

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What is the Best Software for Creating Art?

The possibilities are many, starting with Adobe® Photoshop®. But other accessible and powerful apps await, such as Autodesk® SketchBook®, Corel® Painter™, ArtRage® and Clip Studio Paint Pro, among others. All […]

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7 Digital Painting Mistakes

7 Digital Painting Sins

Whether you’re new to the world of digital painting, or are struggling to perfect your craft, you’ll appreciate this video on what NOT to do (and conversely WHAT do to) to make your digital paintings convey your unique personal style.

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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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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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Create Your Perfect Digital Signature in Photoshop

Have you ever wished to add your signature to your images? In this tutorial from Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect, you’ll learn how to use brush smoothing in Photoshop along with pressure sensitivity and pen tilt in your Wacom tablet to create beautiful signatures for branding, watermarks, or simply adding your personal flourish to your work.

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March of Robots! has Arrived

March is finally here and NCAA college basketball is not the only game in town. Yes, it’s time for the MARCH of ROBOTS!, sponsored by Wacom and Graphixly, a fun […]

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20 tips for junior game artists

20 Tips When Applying for a Junior Artist Position

When you’re fresh out of school it can be challenging to get your foot in the door of a company that can help you grow your creative career. Hervé Piton, veteran artist and Head of Games at London-based Peak Labs, has written a helpful article based on his recent experiences that may help you to land your own dream job.

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Elizabeth Rhodes signs Feminism is for Boys

Elizabeth Rhodes from Wacom Discusses New Book on Feminism

Wacom is surrounded by creativity, so it should come as no surprise that one of Wacom’s own, Elizabeth Rhodes, is about to launch a new children’s book that creatively approaches the subject of feminism. She hopes Feminism is for Boys teaches parents and their children, both genders, that embracing feminism is important for all concerned.

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How to draw ears

How to Draw Ears

Drawing an ear seems complicated because of the lumps, valleys and folds, but when you learn to simplify its basic shapes, you’ll see that it’s not so difficult after all.

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Wacom Pro Pen lineup

Wacom Pro Pen slim Comparison and Review

Our favorite IT security manager and tech reviewer, John Ferry from the YouTube channel Create Now Sleep Later reviews the newest addition to the Wacom Pro Pen lineup – the Wacom Pro Pen slim and compares it to the Pro Pen 2 and Pro Pen 3D.

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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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The artistry of Anna Aspnes

Why Size Matters Not

Larger tablets may be the more ostentatious choice with all the ‘shiny’ gadgetry they offer, but smaller tablets with their ease of use, shorter learning curve and less intrusive ‘footprint,’ will always be my preference.

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Wacom y el diseño de moda digital

El año pasado empezamos a ver que muchos de nuestros seguidores compartían sus diseños de moda en línea. El trabajo de estos artistas nos pareció realmente inspirador, ya que demuestra […]

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Ethan draws on Wacom Cintiq Pro 166

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 […]

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Digital Inking Basics

Digital Inking Basics in CLIP STUDIO PAINT

Good inking means paying attention to your line widths/weights and knowing when to use a bold stroke and when to use a feather light touch. Different kinds of inking styles lead to different effects.

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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 […]

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Artist Alley

Tabling with a Tablet

The artist alley is the unsung highlight of any comic or anime convention. For those of you unfamiliar with them, that’s the part of the sales floor where artists sell prints and crafts—both fanart and their original properties—and take commissions for custom pieces.

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Draw off

BuzzFeed’s Draw-Off Segment Draws a Crowd

BuzzFeed’s Draw-Off is a light-hearted drawing competition show where two artists sit face-to-face and compete in a series of drawing challenges – including drawing famous characters from memory. Sounds easy, right? Wrong!!

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Pioneering digital universes

Pioneering Digital Universes

Without digital pens, which are the modern wands of today’s magicians, we would still be using the mouse ;  one click at a time, to create art. And some artists still do. But the functionality of the digital pen, has revolutionized the creative field.

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RC Concepcion

Make Great Selections in Photoshop Using Multiple Tools

Many of us have a favorite tool for making selections. Some of the tools work great when the selection is easy to make, but what if the object you want to select is against a complex background? RC Concepcion shows you why you should go to more than one tool to increase your accuracy.

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CONHEÇA A UNHIDE CONFERENCE 2019

Arte, criatividade, conhecimento, inspiração, networking e muito aprendizado: já em sua primeira edição em 2018, a UNHIDE Conference ficou marcada como o maior evento de Digital Art da América Latina. […]

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Start using 3D

3D Tools for Artists: A Basic Primer

3d models can be a crutch that keeps you from learning basic skills, but they can also be a powerful tool to take your art above and beyond what would be traditionally possible. Concept artists have been using them for ages as an integral part of their workflow, but they’re still underutilized in other genres.

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Later Alligator

Later Alligator: A Q&A with the Small-Buteras

Later Alligator is among the highest-rated Steam titles at an almost unheard of 98%, with reviewers praising its innovative take on the genre and its “cute and quirky” humor. Pardon the cliche, but that phrase was made for this game: It’s adorable, it doesn’t have a single serious moment and it was made on Wacom devices.

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osu!

The King of osu!

osu! was originally intended to be played with a mouse, but as it became a cult hit, records were broken, and user-created levels got faster and more serpentine, players realized it was easier to keep up with a tablet. “Pen mode” allowed them to instantly pick up and drop their cursor to another part of the screen, and hover tracking made it possible—if you used the x and z keys as substitutes for the mouse buttons—to play without even touching the surface.

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Photo by Deborah Coleman/Pixar

Visual Storytelling with Pixar’s Scott Morse

“Everything starts with story, and story starts with emotion and the visuals are really an embellishment on top of that. Your favorite movies, TV shows, comics, are memorable not for technical impressiveness of the CG or the linework, but “because they’ve emotionally marked themselves in your brain.” ~ Scott Morse

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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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Lynn Chen

Playing with light, color and corgis. The artistry and whimsy of Lynn Chen.

This might sound strange, I like drawing on a Cintiq because I don’t feel the Cintiq… I mean, as a tool, the Cintiq is very well designed and super functional. When creating an image, it serves everything I need. It just works, makes the creative process natural and smooth. I love the fact that Cintiq gives me the urge to draw and create something fun.

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Um presente de criatividade? Está na caixa.

Quantas vezes você comprou alguma coisa, ansioso para colocá-la em uso, mas na hora descobriu que ela vinha sem bateria? Sua animação inicial desvanece devido ao atraso causado por uma […]

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Wacom at Adobe MAX – To Live and Draw in LA

Adobe’s annual partner event, Adobe MAX, is taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, November 4th – 6th, and Wacom is providing people with some fun, entertaining and educational […]

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El Desafío Wacom #GiftofCreativity

En Wacom creemos de todo corazón que el arte tiene el poder de transformar al mundo. Y en un mundo tan hambriento de cambio como el nuestro, nos hemos dado […]

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StartVR

Switching seamlessly between the real world and the virtual one

For the Sydney-based market-leading studio StartVR , incorporating the newest Wacom Cintiq Pro into their workflow was a game-changer. The Cintiq replaced 5 or 6 different devices, from tablet to VR headset and allows for an immersive experience that reduced or eliminated many distractions.

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The One Thing You Need in a Tablet

January is Month One, dedicated to the Wacom One.   Released January 7th, the new version is a drawing monitor—our lowest-priced yet, offering all Wacom’s build quality for half the […]

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One-Hour Exercise: Draw Your Own Font

Yesterday, I got the box my editor very graciously sent me of things I could write about. Wacom accessories, educational materials—including a book of drawing exercises by our partner (and […]

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Join the #WacomValentines Chain

This Valentine’s Day we want everyone in our community to feel seen and loved. We would like to invite you to use your art to break the ice, to turn […]

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How to Beat Anxiety and Get Started Drawing

Procrastinators tend to self-deprecate by saying they’re just lazy: especially artists, who are haunted by the stereotype of laziness wherever we go. But more likely, it’s actually fear. And we know the scientific cause: Your right amygdala.

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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, […]

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Wacom Software Offers

Anyone who purchases a new Wacom Intuos, Wacom Intuos Pro, Wacom One, Wacom Cintiq and Wacom Cintiq Pro are eligible to partake in this offer. A valid Wacom ID and […]

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Freaking out

Freaking Out

I’m still going to go back and forth between moments of panic and acceptance. I know that. But I also know this storm shall pass, and it is only when things get bad that we grow. Nobody changes when things are comfortable.

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working from home

9 Tips for Working at Home for Artists

Our current global situation is unprecedented, and we’re each trying to figure out how to adapt to the new normal. We all face similar challenges; how to stay healthy while still getting groceries, staying connected with our family and friends, and planning our day to day with limited resources for however long our self-isolation lasts.

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Quarantined Creative

Productivity tips for the quarantined creative

“Stuck inside! It’s the dream of all introverts: never having to venture out and interact with the real world. I think many of us forget that we usually choose to not interact with the outside world, we’re rarely forced to not interact because of exceedingly dire circumstances, like, you know, a worldwide pandemic, visiting relatives or other natural disaster.

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Samarra Khaja

Make a fun t-shirt from a photo

Self-described ‘wacky, wonderful and whimsical’ illustrator, Samarra Khaja, bring a whole lot of fun to a project that teaches you how to create your own design easily and simply using […]

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How to Annotate Documents Digitally

There’s a reason the red pencil endures: it’s the most efficient way to communicate mark ups on a document. Trouble is, you need a printer and a red pencil if […]

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The Magic of Vectors: Part 1

TheOneWithBear (aka Sarajean Chung) is back with her Dragon Quest slimes and another handy how-to! In this first episode of a two-part lesson, Sarajean discusses vector basics using Clip Studio Paint, […]

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Bem-vindo Brasil!

“O brasileiro é o povo mais criativo do mundo.” É com essa frase, que muitos cansam de ouvir e falar, que abrimos o nosso espaço aqui na Wacom Community, ou […]

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The Magic of Vectors: Part 2

Class is not over and TheOneWithBear (aka Sarajean Chung) is back for part 2 of her series on vector basics using Clip Studio Paint, Wacom One and Wacom Cintiq Pro 24.  In […]

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Time Saving Features in Clip Studio Paint

Clip Studio Paint expert TheOneWithBear (aka Sarajean Chung) is back with more tricks up her sleeve! In this episode, Sarajean shows you how to speed up your workflow using the Close and Fill […]

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Edvard the Hermit

Evard The Hermit: Through Fears

Creator Roman Gritsuk is a self-taught artist and coder who’s passionate about visual arts and animation. In his day job, Roman makes videos and banner ads for an Estonian financial company, but in his free time, he’s working to bring Evard the Hermit to life.

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3D Model Basics in Clip Studio Paint

Let’s dive deeper into Clip Studio Paint with our favorite CSP master, TheOneWithBear AKA Sarajean Chung. In this episode, Sarajean discusses the 3D model feature in Clip Studio Paint including model […]

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O dia de Monteiro Lobato

José Bento Renato Monteiro Lobato, conhecido apenas por Monteiro Lobato. Da literatura infantil brasileira, ficou popularmente conhecido pelo conjunto educativo de sua obra de livros infantis, que constitui aproximadamente a metade […]

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Teaching Online: Show and Tell Reimagined

Remember the ‘good old days’? They were just weeks ago. For K-12 educators everywhere, in the space of only days, teaching has changed dramatically. And while flipped classrooms and blended […]

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Manga and More! A CSP Tutorial

Did you know Clip Studio Paint was originally called Manga Studio? This week, Sarajean Chung (AKA TheOneWithBear) discusses the comic book features in CSP including grids, speech bubbles and tones. Tech […]

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Three Photoshop Tips For Beginners

We asked NYC Fashion and Portrait Photographer (and dear Wacom friend, style icon, and person who always makes us smile), Dani Diamond, to share his tips for new photographers. As […]

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All Things Animation With TheOneWithBear

It’s the final chapter of Sarajean Chung’s (AKA TheOneWithBear) fantastic Clip Studio Paint tutorials. Who’s cutting onions?! :'( Speaking of onions, Sarajean covers all things animation including onion skin, timeline, frames, […]

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shape motif

Good vs Bad Character Design: Tips and Tricks

Professional industry artists, Brent Noll and Maximus Pauson, of the popular YouTube channel BaM Animation break down good and bad character designs using the three fundamentals of clarity: silhouette, palette, and exaggeration.

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Tom Bancroft: Father of MerMay

Header image from Lipscomb University Tom Bancroft is the creator of MerMay and the head judge of our end-of-the-month contest.  Many of our contributors this year have worked for Disney, […]

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MerMay Profile: Pernille Ørum

Header from Twitter: Credit to Pernille, Sebastian Spasic, and Adobe Pernille Ørum is one of those artists whose very resume blows you away:  She practically hit the ground running as […]

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O Poder inspirador das LIVES.

Foram horas e horas de muita arte AO VIVO em nossas redes sociais, além de muita conversa, pessoal tirando dúvida sobre os artistas. Vamos começar mostrando para vocês como foi […]

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MerMay Profile: Brigitte Roka

This is the third in a series of interviews with hopefully, all eight artists who participated in the show we co-organized with Los Angeles’s Gallery Nucleus, then collaborated with each […]

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Frame a frame com Julia Simas.

Motion graphics são peças de animação ou filmagem digital que criam a ilusão de movimento ou rotação e geralmente são combinadas com áudio para uso em projetos multimídia. Hoje trazemos […]

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MerMay Profile: Jenna Gray

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with hopefully, all eight artists who participated in the show we co-organized with Los Angeles’s Gallery Nucleus, then collaborated with each […]

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working from home

9 dicas de trabalho em casa para artistas

Our current global situation is unprecedented, and we’re each trying to figure out how to adapt to the new normal. We all face similar challenges; how to stay healthy while still getting groceries, staying connected with our family and friends, and planning our day to day with limited resources for however long our self-isolation lasts.

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working from home

9 sugerencias para trabajar desde casa siendo artista

Our current global situation is unprecedented, and we’re each trying to figure out how to adapt to the new normal. We all face similar challenges; how to stay healthy while still getting groceries, staying connected with our family and friends, and planning our day to day with limited resources for however long our self-isolation lasts.

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Como cuidar de si mesmo ao trabalhar em casa

Cabeçalho: Ideal Quarantine by Miss Holly O maior meme de arte do Twitter francês agora é #coronamaison, or “casacorona.” Iniciado pelo artista best-seller de quadrinhos Pénélope Bagieu, , o desafio é […]

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Cómo cuidarse trabajando desde casa

Cabeçalho: Ideal Quarantine by Miss Holly El meme más famoso del momento en el Twitter de Francia es #coronamaison, o “casa corona.” Iniciado por la dibujante de cómics número uno en ventas […]

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Post-MerMay Profile: Whitney Pollett

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with hopefully, all eight artists who participated in the show we co-organized with Los Angeles’s Gallery Nucleus, then collaborated with each […]

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80 Resources for Black Digital Artists

Header by Prince Mahlangu Being based on another current event, this could be considered a follow-up to “Artist Resources: So Your Con Was Cancelled.” I wrote this one without asking […]

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Post-MerMay Profile: Neysa Bové

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with hopefully, all eight artists who participated in the show we co-organized with Los Angeles’s Gallery Nucleus, then collaborated with each […]

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A arte do ensino a distância.

Hoje vamos falar sobre a educação a distância e como a Wacom faz parte dos processos e facilita na hora de mostrar o conteúdo para os alunos. Para isso o Professor […]

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Post MerMay Profile: Genevieve Tsai

Header from Rescue Sirens: The Search for the Atavist This is the fifth in a series of interviews with hopefully, all eight artists who participated in the show we co-organized […]

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Keeping the Flow - Favianna Rodriguez

Change the Culture, Change the World

Culture is a space where we can introduce ideas, attach emotions to concrete change and win enthusiasm for our values. Art is where we can change the narrative, because it’s where people can imagine what change looks and feels like.

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How to draw a Kimono

How to Draw Traditional Japanese Clothing

As you probably know, Wacom (株式会社ワコム, Kabushiki-gaisha Wacom) is a global company established in 1983 in Saitama, Japan. As a Japanese company, we thought it would be fun to show off […]

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Qual Wacom é a melhor para o que eu preciso? Parte 2

Anteriormente você viu mais sobre nossas mesas digitalizadoras ( https://community.wacom.com/us/qual-wacom-e-a-melhor-para-o-que-eu-preciso-parte-1/). Agora vamos apresentar para você nossos Displays Interativos. Você pode começar sim seus projetos ou iniciar sua vida na arte digital […]

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Semana da Cultura Nordestina

…Quando o verde dos seus olhos, se espalhar na plantação / Eu te asseguro, não chore não, viu?! Que eu voltarei, viu?! Meu coração…” Asa Branca – Humberto Teixeira e  Luiz […]

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eyes sparkle

5 Photoshop Tips to Make Eyes Sparkle

You may think you already know everything about retouching eyes in Photoshop, but you may find some surprises in this video by Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect that you hadn’t thought of before.

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Freakfinity

Sell Your Art from Home

Have you ever thought of creating your own business to sell your art from home? Jonathan Shaller, an avid 3D printer shares his insights.

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Vector 101 With Tyler Pate

If you follow our Wacom Webinars Series, you’ve probably noticed we’re big fans of illustrator and designer, Tyler Pate AKA The Creative Pain. So much that we asked him to […]

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Na Prancheta do Massai

Alguns artistas são tão incríveis que fazem a gente querer conhecer a pessoa por trás da arte. Hoje vamos conhecer o Leandro Massai, confira essa entrevista inspiradora. Oi, eu sou […]

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Sinta na pele a arte digital com uma Wacom

Em 1891, o inventor americano Samuel O’Reilly patenteou a primeira máquina elétrica de tatuagem do mundo, deixando para trás as ferramentas tradicionalmente utilizadas no Ocidente. Nos anos seguintes, a tatuagem […]

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Desenvolvendo a criatividade em casa

A crise do coronavírus no país fez com que muitas escolas tivessem que adaptar suas atividades a um formato novo, com aulas online para crianças. Isso é crucial para que não […]

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Bear Hug

The giving of gifts

It’s in the giving of gifts where lies the greatest joy. The sharing of our creations with others, an opportunity to make someone smile, when they really need it. You never know where it might lead, who you might reach, what you might change.

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How to Start a Comic in Five Steps

I’ll preface this by saying that the most important thing to do is START.  Your comic will likely evolve over time, but it’s not going to do anything stuck in […]

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Meu Natal Wacom

Neste Natal, descubra seu talento. Nesta data comemorativa ajude quem é importante para você a descobrir e desenvolver sua paixão criativa e talento. Encontre a mesa digitalizadora ou monitor interativo […]

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