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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Lessons learned

Lessons Learned in Game Art Production

Black River Studio’s Senior game artist, Ricardo Bess, works primarily on the studio’s mobile and VR games. As senior game artist, he’s responsible for bringing the art styles envisioned by […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Todo sobre la nueva Wacom Cintiq 16

En 2001, Wacom respondió a las solicitudes de los clientes sobre una tableta digitalizadora que fuera tan fácil de usar como el lápiz y el papel, pero con todas las […]

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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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Time to “Toon” In for NCS Fest

There’s something about the month of May. The smell of spring flowers, the warming temperatures and the anticipation of summer. May also marks the National Cartoonists Society’s (NCS) annual Reuben […]

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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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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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Patrick LaMontagne

A tale of two tigers

Digital painter, Patrick La Montagne, was recently faced with an ethical dilemma. After finishing this painting of a white tiger, he learned that wildlife conservation groups were against the breeding of this beautiful animal. Learn how he solved this dilemma and successfully salvaged this wonderful piece of art.

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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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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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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 […]

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Star in my pocket caricature

Digital Caricatures with STARINMYPOCKET

“I believe the best [caricatures] should be fun and definitely have a likeness to the person. They’re not realism portraits and I love that each artist can draw the same person differently. Some caricaturists do push boundaries to be funny, but for my own style, I try to find a cute and cartoonish balance that I think is both fun and flattering” ~ Sarah Schedler

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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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#NYCC19 at a Glance

After an epic four days at New York Comic Con, we’re still feeling the buzz. The energy of the show, from the eccentric cosplayers to the incredible creatives tabling at Artist Alley, lingers as […]

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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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10 Questions for Ohnips

Header from Deviantart. Of the artists and Youtubers we’ve partnered with, Nicole “Ohnips” Echeverria might have the most interesting story. Born to Dominican and Spanish immigrants in Miami, she took […]

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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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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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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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Welcome to the Wacom Files

PORTLAND, OREGON — It was around 3:40 am on Friday morning on March 20th 2020 when a burglary occurred at the Wacom Portland office. A large Cintiq Pro and a […]

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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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It’s Time to Color!

So, you’re stuck at home feeling like you’ve exhausted all indoor activities and that there couldn’t possibly be anything left to do. You’ve lost count of how many Netflix series […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gesture drawing

Gesture drawing for performance

Professional storyboard artist, Mike Morris, gives insights about the practice and underlying philosophy of acting and performance for gesture drawing.

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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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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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ibis

The Drawing Advice That Changed My Life

Australian illustrator, filmmaker and content creator, Campbell Walker, better known by his YouTube persona Struthless, shares the best piece of advice that he ever got about drawing – in fact, […]

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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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sincerity

Sincerity: Things I heard at Disney that I’ll never forget

It took me years to fully understand the concept of “being sincere” in your animation. In my mind, it means forgetting animation principles and feeling what your character is feeling. It’s only through that connection that your character will come to life and suspend the disbelief of the audience.

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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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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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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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