Art

Chromebook and Wacom: A partnership made in digital heaven

NEWS – Do you own a Chromebook laptop? If you do and you’re a student (or not), Wacom has a deal for you. Wacom is making its pen tablets and displays available to Chromebook users. While not all of their tablets are compatible yet, the One by Wacom is the first pen tablet to receive …

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XP-Pen Artist 24 Pro Drawing Pen Display review – A dream monitor you can draw on

REVIEW – As an art director who lives and breathes Adobe art apps, I’ve come to depend on graphics tablets to get work done. My livelihood depends on them—period. After years of using various Wacom Intuos tablets, I’ve only recently moved to display tablets—starting with the Wacom Cintiq 16 and then the Cintiq 22. For …

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Gift idea: XP Pen 13.3 Artist Pro Holiday Edition graphics tablet

NEWS – If you’re thinking about getting a graphics drawing tablet for a loved one or for yourself this holiday season, you might want to try the XP Pen Artist 13.3 Pro tablet. This laptop-sized tablet has a built-in color monitor that you can draw on when connected to either a laptop or desktop computer.  …

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EXLICON helps you draw perfect circles, ellipses, hexagons, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Last year I told you about the successfully funded crowdfunding campaign for the Ddiin MAGCON drawing tool. This year they are back with the EXLICON, the multi-tool of drawing and design tools. What is it? EXLICON is a versatile multi-functional set of drawing tools that help you draw perfect circles, ovals/ellipses, hexagons, …

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XP-Pen Innovator Display 16 drawing digitizer display review – Part 2

REVIEW – This is the second part of my review of the Innovator Display 16, a new display tablet from XP-Pen.  The first part of the review was technical and focused upon the tablet itself.  This part is more artistic and focuses on the reactions of three young artists who used the Innovator for the …

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XP-Pen Innovator Display 16 drawing digitizer display review – Part 1

REVIEW – Artists who transition from physical mediums, like paper and canvas, to the digital world quickly learn how inadequate a mouse is.  It just doesn’t feel natural in the hand compared to a pencil or a paintbrush.  To overcome this issue, an artist can draw on a graphics tablet with a pen (aka a …

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This marker burns wood!

NEWS – I’m an avid doodler/wannabe artist/stationery addict. So I’m always surfing for cool new notebooks, pens, and markers. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon Scorch Markers which let you do pyrography without a wood-burning tool. If you’re not familiar with pyrography, it’s an art method where you use an electric “pen” to burn …

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Go Hang It all-in-one picture hanging & leveling tool review – Hang pictures with fewer cuss words and tears

REVIEW – We recently did a complete remodel of the upper level of our house, but even though it’s been done for several months, we have yet to hang any artwork back on the walls. Why? We’re mainly afraid that we’ll make a mistake getting multiple framed art pieces to line up. That’s where a …

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Prinker prints custom waterproof tattoos directly on your skin

NEWS – I’ve been fascinated with tattoos my entire life. I even have several of my own. Ok, I don’t have any traditional tattoos. I have several positioning dots on my chest from breast cancer radiation treatments. They might not be works of art, but I’m still counting them as tattoos because they were painful …

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Insect Lab uses real insects in their steampunk bug sculptures

NEWS – I don’t know if gears and springs make insects less scary, but they sure make them a heck of a lot more interesting. Check out these awesome sculptures from Insect Lab. Made from non-endangered, threatened, or black market insects, along with metal gears, springs, screws, etc retrieved from watches, sewing machines, and more. …

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Wacom Cintiq 22 display tablet review – A digital artist’s dream

REVIEW – Last year, I reviewed the Wacom Cintiq 16 tablet, which was (at the time), Wacom’s entry-level tablet with a built-in display. Now, there’s an even newer (and cheaper) Wacom One display tablet which almost makes the Cintiq 16 irrelevant. But this isn’t a review of the Wacom One (that comes later). This is …

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