Behind the scenes of Kitbull | Pixar short film hand-drawn with Wacom

Like many others, we fell in love with Pixar´s SparkShorts Kitbull. It is a wonderful story and you know it's great when you can get emotionally invested in under 10 minutes. It sure isn't Pixar unless you cry at the end! Pixar also released a nice behind-the-scenes showcasing the use of Wacom pen tablets and pen displays. Enjoy watching it or read about it below.  2D and hand-drawn "I have always loved the ...

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Christmas characters and fun doodling with Mackenzie Child

We love exploring the creativity and curiosity of talented artists. This time, we´re going through the bubbly work of Mackenzie Child. What better time to show his latest work than Christmas. "I’m a 28-year-old designer & illustrator living in Colorado and I’ve only been seriously pursuing illustration for about the past year, trying to get a little bit better every day." "I would say my style is cute, bubbly and sometimes inappropriate lol. ...

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How to make stickers and linestickers in 7 easy steps by StudioAiko

Character designer & Illustrator Sikan AKA StudioAiko created helpful videos demonstrating how to create stickers and line-stickers in about seven steps. Sikan´s tools of choice: Macbook computer, Wacom Intuos and Adobe Illustrator.           Enjoy the how-to videos below or read the steps and tips further down.  Step 1: Sketch your own cartoon characters with pencil on paper Try to draw a variety of cartoon characters and add different postures and emotions Draw cartoon characters by ...

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Let´s talk art | Exploring the world of screen printing with Joshua Budich

My name is Jack - founder of PosterSpy - and this time I speak with Joshua Budich who is a U.S based artist skilled in many mediums, from pen and ink illustrations to watercolor, digital art, and screen printing. We dive deep into Joshua´s prolific career as a freelance artist, how he grew as a professional illustrator in over a decade, how he keeps his ideas fresh, his experience with “bootlegging”, ...

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Being a comedian and cartoonist in New York | Wacom artist profiles with Jason Chatfield

Jason Chatfield is a cartoonist and a comedian working in New York City and is originally from Perth in Western Australia. You can find his work in The New Yorker and MAD magazine. Jason happens to be the vice president of the National Cartoonist Society, which is the world's biggest cartooning organization, founded in the 1940s and it covers the full spectrum of cartooning. It is safe to say that Jason ...

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Artistic tips: how to draw solid characters with Mike Morris

When it comes to cartooning, so-called two-dimensional animation and illustration can sometimes feel like a bit of a misnomer. After all, with the power of perspective, figures still appear to live and breathe in three-dimensional space. With this aspect in mind, Mike Morris, storyboard artist on The Simpsons, demonstrates how illustrators of all kind can work to achieve the layer of depth they need to bring their characters to life by ...

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