Behind the Tablet with Quincy Vadan: What Kind of Artist Are You?

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Live Drawing with Artists at LightBox Expo Online

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“I’ve Built an Empire off My Own Suffering!” An Interview With Ashley Nichols

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#WacomAtrévete

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Get Ready for Cartoon Crunch, a Five-Part Reality Show Mini Series with Mike Morris

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Festival educativo gratuito, Wacom Academy ganha 4ª edição no formato online

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La cuarta edición de Wacom Academy en septiembre será completamente digital

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Sell Your Art from Home

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5 Photoshop Tips to Make Eyes Sparkle

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Advice for People Who Don’t Think Their Art is Unique

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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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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 […]

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terrain scans

Expansive Horizons

Creating Worlds for the Entertainment Industry Multidisciplinary artist and art director, Nick Hiatt, has a special superpower: world building. You may have seen his fantastic landscapes in some of 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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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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Introducing the Sweet Cintiq 16

In 2001, Wacom responded to customer requests for a pen tablet that was as easy to use as pen and paper, but with all the advantages that digital media provides. […]

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How Wacom Enhances Product Design and CAD

Unless you have a side hustle animating the latest Pixar movie, chances are, as a product design or CAD professional, you haven’t heard of Wacom. What you may know, however, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Small and Mighty, Intuos Pro is Here

Cutting-edge cute. Delightfully darling digitizer. Call it whatever you like, but the new Intuos Pro Small, introduced today, is one seriously portable and powerful pen and touch tablet that will […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wacom’s MobileStudio Pro 13

Introducing Wacom’s new MobileStudio Pro 13, the second generation of its high-end, Windows® 10 mobile creative pen computer. Smaller and lighter than the MobileStudio Pro 16, launched last year, the […]

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Working on the go

Working on the go without compromise

Even with a 15-hour plane ride ahead of me, I lost no productivity time thanks to my trusty Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16. I ended up taking on a few projects and worked a good chunk of my “vacation” time in Taiwan, which extended to 50 days. This wouldn’t have been possible had I not owned a full-fledged operating system pen computer that performs on par with a Wacom Cintiq Pro plus a Windows PC setup.

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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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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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Remote Learning Tech Tips from Stacey Roshan

With the recent Covid-19 pandemic shutting down virtually every school, certainly here in the US, school administrators and faculty are compelled to keep teaching without the comfort and security of […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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#WacomAtrévete

Um concurso de criatividade para mostrar suas habilidades durante a Wacom Academy 2020. Atreva-se e mostre o seu melhor neste concurso especial que organizamos com a ajuda de toda a […]

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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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