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Wacom’s range of tablets for every artist, beginner to pro @ CES 2024

Wacom drawing tabletsWacom, a leading provider of digital drawing tablets and styluses, always has something new and exciting to show off during CES. This year, the company showed off products for beginners and professionals. Sarajean Chung, a professional artist who works with the company, demonstrated the products through her artwork.

Sarajean’s artwork on Wacom

Before diving into Wacom’s offerings, Sarajean discusses her artwork displayed in the background. She confirms that the artwork is indeed hers and praises the software called Rebell, which she uses to create vibrant and realistic digital art. She also mentions the compatibility of Rebelle with Wacom tablet screens, which enhances the overall experience for artists.

Scott shares his personal experience using a Surface tablet with a Wacom pen and expresses his enjoyment of the halfway point between digital and traditional art. Sarajean agrees and emphasizes the beauty of the blend between the two mediums. She explains that the company strives to create an authentic feeling for artists, bridging the gap between traditional and digital art.

Wacom’s tablet technology

The Wacom Cintiq Pro 22, a 4K display with a 120Hz refresh rate, is the new kid on the block. It is the first product line from Wacom to feature a 120Hz refresh rate, providing a smoother experience for artists, animators, and filmmakers. The improved color depth and true color support of the display, making it ideal for professionals in various creative industries.

The texture of Wacom pens, which provide a tactile experience similar to using traditional art tools, is the next focus of their technology. This feature is popular with artists and the nib of the stylus is an added bonus as it has an interesting texture. The surface of the tablet is matte, which adds a natural scratchiness that resembles drawing on paper.

A new type of pen that offers customization options was on display. The pen comes with weights that can be placed at the front or back, depending on the user’s preferences. Additionally, the pen can be fitted with different grips and buttons, allowing for a more user-friendly experience tailored to individual habits.

The pen is confirmed to be completely passive, meaning it does not have a battery inside. Instead, it relies on the tablet for power and communication. Different Wacom product lines may have different pen technologies, but some are compatible with each other. The company also offers a slim solution for those accustomed to thinner pens, as well as a grip for those who prefer a larger size. This versatility ensures that artists can find a comfortable and familiar drawing experience.

The benefits of Wacom technology

One of the key advantages of these devices is their smaller size, which enhances the overall sharpness and precision of the pen strokes. This is particularly important for artists who require fine details in their work. Additionally, the devices are super lightweight, making them easy to carry and use on the go.

Another notable feature of these devices is their touch functionality. This allows users to interact with the screen directly, providing a more intuitive and natural drawing experience. The touch sensitivity is very smooth, further enhancing the user’s ability to create precise and fluid strokes.

Conclusion: Wacom adds to an artist’s toolset

In conclusion, Wacom’s new pen technology offers artists and designers a range of customizable options for a more authentic and user-friendly drawing experience. With their latest products, such as the Cintiq Pro 22 and Wacom One, the company aims to cater to the needs of professionals and beginners alike. By combining traditional and digital art elements, the company continues to push the boundaries of artistic expression in the digital age. Interested individuals can find more information about these products through the company’s blog and community sites. These platforms serve as excellent resources for communication and provide users with all the necessary information they need to make informed decisions.

Both the Cintiq Pro 22 and Wacom One are readily accessible to consumers. The Cintiq Pro 22 is available for $3000 and the Wacom One retails around $100. To purchase one for yourself, you can head to the Wacom website, the company’s Amazon store, or one of several other retailers.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology.

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VirtuItaly brings the art gallery experience to your home @ CES 2021

VirtuItaly virtual art galleryThe past year has stolen a lot from us, but one of the biggest losses has been the ability to travel and experience new places and cultures. Traveling is big part of life for many people of varying backgrounds. The experiences of going to parks, restaurants, and galleries is hard to give up. However, thanks to ArtCentrica, we can experience the art of Italy through VirtuItaly.

While VirtuItaly is designed to be an immersive platform that allows for in-person and remote experiences, the last year has certainly placed a focus on one part of the business. That aspect is a fantastic virtual platform that can help bring the experience of a classic art gallery to you, wherever you are. Through the platform, you can explore a large collection of paintings in a whole new way.

While normally, you must view the paintings from a distance, with VirtuItaly you can get up close and personal. In fact, you can use the platform to get so close you can see the individual imperfections in the paint. In our demo, we get to zoom into a painting to the point where you can see brush strokes and canvas cracks. The detail is absolutely stunning, and gives you the ability to experience the art in new ways.

One of the other things that sets the platform apart is the way they work to digitally restore the artwork. The art restorers research the materials that were available and popular for tinting paint in the time the work was created, and use that to determine what the colors would have been originally. This means that the vividness of the colors are likely closer to the original work than the reality is today.

VirtuItaly is available now, with a free trial to see what it is all about. To learn more or try it out, check out the VirtuItaly website.

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