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 video below and see how many of these superpowers you have!  Crabby Arm Syndrome Certain crabs have one claw that is vastly larger than the other, and while it doesn't often show itself in size, many artists notice that their drawing arm is ...

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Exclusive reveal and interview of HYBRID – a Dan Mumford and Luke Preece collaboration

My name is Jack Woodhams, the founder of Posterspy.com and I had the pleasure of chatting with Dan Mumford and Luke Preece about their newest project Hybrid. A project that fuses together both of their art styles in one collaborative piece. The piece was shared via the cloud where Dan and Luke would download the PSD and work on their segments. Both Dan and Luke are primarily screen print artists, a technique ...

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Print It! Back to the real world | Illustration tutorial part 3

So you’ve conquered the artist’s block, found inspiration and finished an illustration for a client who wants to pay for your work? Congratulations! Cartoonist and illustrator Andrew Rae says there is a one even greater moment in an artist’s life: holding the actual printed work in your hands. Check out the last part of his online tutorial series “Luck of the Draw”. Andrew uses a Wacom Intuos Pro pen tablet for ...

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Don’t polish a turd: how to grow a drawing for clients

If you want to produce awesome artwork, you need a great creative idea first. Or do you? In part two of the tutorial series “Luck of the Draw”, cartoonist and illustrator Andrew Rae reveals how to find the right artistic approach for the job at hand – even if you’re not inspired. Read part one about overcoming artist’s block. Andrew uses a Wacom Intuos Pro pen tablet for his work. You can read ...

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How to paint digitally in 5 steps with legend Aaron Blaise and Wacom Intuos

Disney artist Aaron Blaise has been working on some of the most celebrated animated features as both an animator and director for almost 30 years, and much of that time has been spent at the helm of a Wacom tablet. So when we went looking for the perfect instructor to demonstrate how to create beautiful digital paintings with our graphics tablets and its included Corel Painter Essentials software, the director of ...

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The blank page: 7 ways to overcome artist’s block

Looking for inspiration? So is Andrew Rae. The renowned illustrator and cartoonist worked for international clients such as NY Times and Google – yet, just like everyone else, Andrew knows the artist’s block and procrastination first-hand. But he has a few tips up his sleeve that he’s not too shy to share. Here’s part one of his tutorial series Luck of the Draw: The Blank Page. Documented in 7 tips. Andrew uses ...

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Let’s talk art | With Pop-culture illustrator Dan Mumford

Let’s Talk Art with pop-culture illustrator Dan Mumford hosted by Jack Woodhams In the first ever Let’s Talk Art video interview released, PosterSpy founder Jack Woodhams visited Dan Mumford, a prolific illustrator who has been a freelance artist since he graduated from University over a decade ago. We don’t want you to miss out on his incredible knowledge and experience with the industry, so check out this interview! Dan has created work ...

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How to use and set-up your Wacom Intuos

Need help getting starting with your new Wacom tablet or are you just researching drawing tablet options? It is easy to start creating with your new Wacom Intuos pen tablet. Just follow the steps in the videos below to setup your Intuos (!the videos are audio-less!). Set up your Intuos in just a few easy steps Step 1 Plug the USB cable into your tablet and computer. Step 2 Download and install the driver. You can 'Run ...

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How to build a stylised character with Painter Essentials 6 and Wacom Intuos

Wacom had the opportunity to work together with Polish artist Magdalena Proszowska and company Corel on this great video tutorial series in which we take you through the full portrait creation of a stylised character using the Wacom Intuos. This character, created by Magdalena, is also the cover art for the latest Corel software: Painter Essentials 6. Painter Essentials 6 is a great software for beginners or artists who would ...

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Corel Painter and Wacom tablet best practices

At Wacom we often work together with Corel® and we figured there are some best practices we can share with you that you might not know about. For beginners and hobbyists, we offer Corel® Painter® Essentials™ 6 in a bundle with our new Wacom Intuos pen tablet. Available for you are a wide variety of painting styles, award-winning Natural-Media® brushes and photo effects to create an authentic, hand-painted look. Multi-touch Corel® Painter® supports ...

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