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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.

Best Paper for Art Prints and Oil Pastels

By John Thatch / December 30, 2019

Paper is used for documents, writing, art and print. It’s a commodity and adds a sense of permanence. Now-a-days, paper is made from several renewable sources, it’s inexpensive and lasts for decades. As an Artist, you want the best kind of paper for oil pastels.  It should also be noted that as an Artist, you need […]

Best Laptops for 3D Modeling

By John Thatch / December 13, 2019

Best Laptops for 3D Modeling 20207dd3b9f3f3b023abbf26344eb6e3c5ea If you’re going to do AutoCAD or 3d modeling, your needs for a computer are different from the average artist. At a minimum, you need 8 gigs of ram (16 to 64 would be better) a 64-bit processor with SS2 Support, a dedicated graphics card of at least 2 gigs […]

HUION KAMVAS GT-191 Comparison

By John Thatch / December 10, 2019

HUION KAMVAS GT-191Like many artists, I struggled to find the right digital product that was able to provide an effective platform and canvas for expression, then I found the Huion KAMVAS GT-191 drawing tablet. After using the Huion KAMVAS GT-191 for a couple of days, I was able to do several things other conventional tablets […]

Best Metal Prints Companies

By John Thatch / November 7, 2019

The best metal prints companies to look at for a high-quality, impeccably printed, metal print are few. There are multiple ways each one stands out, and the reviews of the companies will give you an understanding of what to look for when you want a printed metal memory.How to Choose the Best Metal Prints Company?When […]

Coloring Digital Art

By John Thatch / October 29, 2019

How to Color Digital ArtWith all the different digital paint software out there, you can basically create a work of art from your very first try. However, digital painting requires practice, much like the practice a traditional painter needs. Having said that, you should also keep in mind that digital painting can be learned much […]

Human Body Drawing

By John Thatch / October 22, 2019

If you have attempted drawing the human body, you know it is more than an evolved stick figure. You must have the correct proportions, the muscle shape, and take into account the many variations of the human form. In nature, there are no other species with quite so many different shapes and colors, and creating […]

Best Numbing Cream Tattoo 2019

By John Thatch / October 11, 2019

They always say that pain is part of the process of getting a tattoo. But does it really have to be? Sure, getting a tattoo is a rite of passage for some, but some of us just like turning our skin into a beautiful canvas. Can the tattoo process be enjoyable and without pain. It was […]

Best Pens for Drawing

By John Thatch / October 3, 2019

From the first time we pick up our favorite crayon to scrawl shapes as a child, we learn the importance of a good drawing pen. The tool must be an extension of our hands which can make the image in our mind appear on the paper in front of us.  It is tricky to know what […]

Getting Started Drawing in Photoshop for Beginners

By John Thatch / September 23, 2019

Photoshop is no doubt one of the most versatile graphics programs going in our industry. For a good, but general, graphics program, it can be used for a wide variety of different uses, from manipulating photos to preparing images for print.One of the most common uses for artists is drawing. This gives them a valuable tool […]

Huion 1060 Plus Drawing Graphic Tablet

By John Thatch / September 17, 2019

Unboxing a 1060 Plus Drawing TabletWhy Huion 1060 Plus Drawing Tablet?Are you a graphic artist, fashion designer or someone who enjoys adding extra elements to your design work? If you are anything like me maybe you have found that your artistic work is a little lacking when you draw on regular paper. It can happen […]

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