Sci-fi worlds: Simon Stålenhag

Simon Stålenhag is an artist based in the countryside outside of Stockholm, Sweden. He has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from films, commercials and book covers to art directing and concepts for video games.  Born in 1984, Simon is the internationally acclaimed author, concept designer, and artist of the art books Tales from the Loop (2015), Things from the Flood (2016) and The Electric State (2017). Stålenhag's highly imaginative ...

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Wacom Interview: Character Modeling at it’s best

This time, we had the pleasure to talk to one of the most acclaimed character modelers in the industry: Ian Spriggs. Ian is a digital portrait artist.  He works on creating believable digital humans, one which questions the notion of portraiture and the understanding of the uncanny valley.  He has worked in the industry 13 years, companies such as ImageEngine, OatsStudios, ILM, and MrX. Can you believe that this is not a ...

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“How to Become a Better Artist: My Journey So Far” by antCGI

One of the artists that have excelled his own, is undoubtedly antCGI. We have observed his growth and development as an artist: going from rough sketches to actual masterpieces and owning his own style. "I've been painting for a few years now and I get asked about my process all the time. So in this video, I talk you through the steps I took to improve my painting skills as well as ...

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Mel Milton: Transitioning from Photoshop to Clipstudio Paint + Interview

 Mel Milton is one of our favorite artists out there. We really love the way he uses his Mobile Studio Pro  and the characters he creates. The one above is a speed up video of him attempting to transition to Clipstudio paint from Photoshop. He also talks a little about the hurdles and struggles as an artist. The next text is an extract from an interview to Mel Milton by our friends of URBAN ...

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What is Digital Painting?

Here at Wacom, we love all kinds of artistic creations and styles; but one that has always caught our eye is Digital Painting. Digital painting is a technique of digital creative art, however, it isn't a computer-generated artwork, given the fact that it doesn't include the PC natural algorithms and self- creation. In digital painting, the person utilizes painting strategies to make the picture appear on the PC. Additionally, digital painting is unmistakable ...

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Atey Ghailan shares his Illustration art + Cowboy Bebop Tutorial BONUS

Sometimes you just want to be immersed in a different world without having to leave your couch. Well, artist Atey Ghailan can help us with that. His carefully drawn illustrations and his unique stroke styles speak for themselves. When you see one of his artworks, you immediately know that this is a "Ghailan":  a very exquisite blend between Digital Painting and Illustration.   Since 2011, Atey has been using exclusively Wacom gear for his creations. Mostly ...

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Let’s Talk Art | Combining traditional painting with digital and pin-up with John Keaveney

Welcome to the second interview in the #LetsTalkArt series. The aim of this series is to explore what it means to be an 'artist' and to find out how artists have developed their craft over the years. Throughout the series, Jack Woodhams will be chatting with artists from countries all over the world, many of whom have worked for incredible brands such as Disney, Marvel, BBC, 20th Century Fox, Empire Magazine ...

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