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John Thatch

John Thatcher is a computer science educated artist. He uses technology to solve artist problems. His friends don't like it when he speaks of himself in the third person. But John does it anyway, because he's a rebel.

The Best Cameras For Youtube 2017

By John Thatch / a few days ago

Since its formation in 2005, YouTube has given birth to a whole new genre of celebrity. It’s now possible to make a living from posting videos to the sharing site, and with the likes of Zoella, Casey Neistat and Markiplier earning mega bucks from their channels, it’s no wonder that interest in vlogging has increased […]

The Best Photo Scanners 2017

By John Thatch / a few days ago

Scanning photographs isn’t the most exciting undertaking, and it’s something that many people put off for as long as possible. But, choosing the correct photo scanner can turn what is otherwise a tedious task into an enjoyable and satisfying project. Whether you’re backing up family photos, working on an archiving project, or you’re a photography […]

The 10 Best Airbrushes 2017

By John Thatch / a few days ago

For years the art of airbrushing has been in decline. Some even call it dead. But a few dedicated souls remain still invested in the craft.In this article you’ll find a few recommended choices. Which were made with the help of professionals and 2 community surveys below. Below the recommendations there’s also a simple visual […]

The 7 Best Colored Pencils For Artists

By John Thatch / 7 days ago

There are no clear cut, absolute best colored pencils.Because most experienced artists tend to mix, match and develope a distinct style they like.An artist will have a set of colored pencils they prefer, that they’ll compile according to their personal experience. Each colored pencil has their own composition, features and flaws.But…A rule of thumb to […]

The 5 Best DSLR for Video 2017

By John Thatch / last week

In the early 2000’s, the only real options available for shooting video were ‘camcorders’. Fast forward a decade and videographers’ are crying out for a camera that is more compact and budget friendly. And that is where DSLR’s come in. Those larger ‘traditional’ camcorders aren’t being made anymore, and, after a slight dip in interest […]

The 5 Best Video Editing Laptops in 2017

By John Thatch / last week

With so many options on the market, it can be a tough and sometimes frustrating task to buy a new laptop. And, when you have a very specific requirement for your new device, such as video editing software, it can be even harder to find “the one”.With more and more video editors needing to be flexible, […]

The Best Tablets for College 2017

By John Thatch / 3 weeks ago

Here’s a fun fact: there are over 52+ companies that make tablets. In fact, a lot more. But at a certain point the quality has gone down so much that I just stopped looking for alternatives. Most tech review sites like CNET, PCMag and what not recommend  only a handful of companies and with good […]


By John Thatch / last month

34+ STUDIES, METHODs, techniques, tips and tricks For ARTISTS”If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – CiceroEver since Marcus Cicero, around 65 BCE, stated: “It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor!” has everyone exercised and lead a healthy life style.Okay… maybe not. But when […]

How to Set Up Photoshop Tablet Settings

By John Thatch / last month

Regardless of the tablet you own, at a certain point you will need to set it up with Photoshop. Although graphic tablets tend to work out of the box once you plug in the device, you might still want to have a better experience.  Either to make sure that your pressure sensitivity is working or that […]

Sell Art Online: The Ultimate Resource

By John Thatch / last month

It’s never been easier to sell your art. No longer are you shackled by your circumstance, upbringing or location. On the flip side meritocracy and honing your craft is much more important. Depending on your art, you have a variety of choices available to you. Your craft also determines the size of the demographic you can […]

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