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Marion Kapferer

Graphic Artist. Lives with a cat.



Boosting your productivity with a Pen Tablet

Digital painting, designing, photo-retouching or animating are huge challenges for artists, and for anybody who works with a standard computer mouse it can be even more complicated than it has to be.

In this class I will show how you as a creative person can improve your productivity and boost your efficiency when it comes to your work - with a pen tablet!

I will present the three major types of tablets and describe my workflow with each of them, as well as useful tipps and tricks for your daily work routine if you are a professional and starter tips for those of you, who are just getting into working with a pen tablet.


The three tablets I'm going to use are:

- Wacom Intuos Pro M (My go to tablet)

- Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 13

- Wacom Cintiq Pro 13

I'm using Wacom products not because I specifically want to advertise them, but simply because I want to show you what I use on a day-to-day basis in an authentic way. I will thoughout the class present alternative products!


Class Outline (updated March 22nd!)

Class Project:

For your project you will set up your own tablet for your workspace and customize the preferences of your tablet for any application you use frequently; then upload the file. With your new customized settings, create a quick sketch in a painting-application of your choice, or a full illustration if you have the time.


A pen tablet! But if you are just thinking about purchasing a tablet, this class might still be for you, since it might help you decide which one is for you.

It does not matter if you are a beginner or intermediate artist, if you mostly paint or draw - the information provided in this class can be applied to many types of software and various ways to use them.


I am an artist myself, so this class is focused on digital art and painting, so it’s perfect for concept artists, comic- or manga artists, character designers and illustrators.





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