Digital Art

Review – Wacom Intous Creative Stylus 2

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Review – Wacom Intous Creative Stylus 2

The trends of digital artwork is always changing, which usually leads to some pretty interesting conversations between professionals. One such conversation brought up something that I hadn’t really considered. I guess you could even say, one of the down sides to going totally digital. As my friend pointed out that he really missed drawing and inking outside in the sun.

In terms of a geographical location, living in “Sunny” San Diego certainly does have it’s benefits especially regarding the climate. I typically look for a mobile option with everything I do, I hadn’t really considered the outside realm as part of the equation.

More so it seems that Wacom has heard the cry of the digital artist. Not just in mobility but in the stylus nib department. Having already reviewed the Intous Creative Stylus 1, my only real complaint came down to the size of the nib. (Or tip of the stylus) It felt much like sketching with your thumb. Well Wacom apparently is listening and cooked up the Creative Stylus 2, with yes folks a smaller nib.

Is it time for the digital artist to join the outside world. To un-tether themselves from their desk? Finally having the option to do some digital artwork in the sun?

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Tech Review – Wacom Intous Pro

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Tech Review – Wacom Intous Pro

by Caleb Cleveland

Along with Wacom‘s rebranding of the Intuos line of digitizing tablets for enthusiasts or hobbyists (replacing their Bamboo line), they created the more up-market Intuos Pro line, intended for professional use. Judging from the mid-size tablet I’m reviewing, the Pros are all sturdy and sleek with a black matte finish, and can be set up for right or left-handed use. The active area of the tablet can be used either as a writing surface with the included stylus, or as a touchpad.

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Tech Review – Pogo on the Go

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Tech Review – Pogo on the Go

With the sudden flux of the artistic stylus hitting the market for tablets. It’s been interesting to see how they all compare. Wacom has the most recent addition with its Intous Creative Stylus.

Now it seems like a good time to visit the stylus that in my opinion started it all: Ten 1 Design’s Pogo Connect. While I’ve had experience with previous models Ten 1 shipped me the latest model with exchange tips, promising not only a unique way to do your artwork but a more realistic feel.

So how does the latest Pogo Connect hold up? Are the nibs the ultimate answer for the mobile artist?

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15 Pictures of Video Game Graffiti, Street Art, and Downright Vandalism

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As you may or may not know/care, I’ve been gone for a long time. Life without Internet is a terrible thing. However, rather than doing something more productive with my time, I decided to spend my Internet-less day(s) delving into shitty artwork – I vandalized my backyard with chalk. Ladies and gentlemen, this is my Mario mural in Silicon Valley, California. You can click on the pictures for higher resolutions.

My Mario Mural

My Mario Mural

My Mario Mural

My Mario Mural

To honor my great piece of work, I’ve decided to post it alongside other forms of video game vandalism. Please enjoy them after the break. Read On

Join Wallace & Gromit in The Last Resort, the Newest Game from Telltale and Aardman

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SAN RAFAEL, CA, May 5, 2009 – Telltale and Aardman are announcing the release of The Last Resort, the latest of four monthly Wallace & Gromit games that open up the world of West Wallaby Street like never before. “The Last Resort” is available today for PC from www.telltalegames.com as part of the Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures series. The games will also be coming soon to Xbox LIVE® Arcade.

Telltale’s Wallace & Gromit games are like interactive films, with humorous storylines and creative characters conceived in collaboration with Aardman’s award-winning team. In the new episode, Wallace and Gromit’s Blackpool holiday is rained out, so the enterprising inventor and his clever dog bring the beach to their basement with the construction of West Wallaby Waterworld, a makeshift resort complete with sun, sand, and Wallace’s homemade boardwalk attractions. Keeping their guests satisfied turns out to be tricky business, particularly after one is thumped on the head by an unknown assailant. Everyone is a suspect! Now Wallace and Gromit must work together to finger the culprit, with a little help from Wallace’s latest invention: the Deductomatic.

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Lego iMac Jr. is Too Cute!

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Lego iMac Jr. is Too Cute!
Lego iMac Jr. is crazy cute

Lego iMac Jr. is crazy cute

I’m not one of those guys who normally goes all mushy over cute stuff but this adorable creation by Bjarne Tveskovs, really hit the spot for me. If I had some spare cash and time I’d definately try something like this. Check out the gallery after the break for more adorableness, and of course jet over to Tveskovs blog for more goodness.

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10 Works of Art Inspired By Super Mario Bros.

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10 Works of Art Inspired By Super Mario Bros.

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We all know that Mario’s been through a lot:

But have you seen him like this? Click on the pictures for a higher resolution.

Edit: With the overwhelming popularity of this post, we decided to post even MORE!

“Turnip Murder” by Nonie


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“Super Mario Bros. 2” by Rex Hackelberg

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“Return” by Misha

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“Donkey Kong & Mario” by Bob Dob

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“Super Mario Bros. 3” by Gabe Swarr

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“Super Mario World” by Mike Mitchell

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“Empire” by Misha

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Untitled by Malinko

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“The M.K.” by Jose Emroca Flores

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Untitled by Handre de Jager

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My favorite is probably “Super Mario World” by Mike Mitchell, solely because Yoshi is wearing a pair of Air Force Ones. What about you?