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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.

10 Beautiful (Handpicked) Tattoo Fonts

By John Thatch / 5 days ago

Tattoos have been around in some form or other for thousands of years, and nowadays it seems that everybody wants a slice of the inking action. With tattooing and its related culture becoming more and more mainstream, it’s inevitable that cheesy clichés will pop up (we all remember the time when everyone was getting Chinese […]

How to Choose Between Acrylics and Oil paints

By John Thatch / 6 days ago

If you are a new or inexperienced painter, one of the first things you will need to decide is what you want to paint with. Most painters will be deciding between acrylic and oil paint, and while both are great options, they each have their own strengths and weaknesses. This guide will help you to […]

A complete list of oil painting supplies

By John Thatch / 6 days ago

When you start working with oil paints, there are several items and materials to buy. You will need everything on this list to paint with oils, and each item is widely available from art supply stores.Oil paintOf course, the first thing you’ll need is oil paint: and plenty of it. If you are just starting […]

The 7 Essential Photoshop Plugins 2018

By John Thatch / 6 days ago

Photoshop in itself is a creative powerhouse and a ‘can’t live without’ tool for photographers and designers. But, there are countless plugins available that will allow you to get even more out of Adobe’s photo editing software.We’ve rounded up seven essential Photoshop plugins that will help you take your images to the next level.7. OptikVerve […]

How to Make a Photography Portfolio

By John Thatch / 4 weeks ago

All it takes to make it as a professional photographer is talent, right? Well, not exactly. If you’re going to make your dream a reality and build a sustainable career from taking photographs, you need to get your work out there for people to see. One of the first things that you’ll need to do […]

7 Sick Illustrator Portfolios

By John Thatch / 4 weeks ago

If you’re an illustrator, a portfolio is incredibly important. It’s your calling card to the world, showing who you are and what you do. If you want to increase your chances of getting commissions or selling your existing work, you need to get your art online.Getting your work out there is easier than you probably […]

The Best Photo Editing Softwares 2018

By John Thatch / last month

It doesn’t matter whether you are a pro-photographer, a keen hobbyist, or an occasional selfie-taker: at some point you’re going to want to organize and edit your images.Anybody with even a passing interest in photography knows that camera technology is improving at a shockingly fast rate, and even smartphones now have the ability to take […]

The 10 Best Drawing Tablets 2018

By John Thatch / last month

Digital art is not for everyone. It takes character and hard work.But if you are so inclined, then in this article you will find gathered the greatest drawing tablets in the market. They were chosen comparing price, hardware and functionality for a serious artist.”Red” – Gabrielle Germano Drawing Tablets Graphic TabletsCintiq Alternatives ModelIpad Pro 9.7Galaxy […]

The Best Monitors For Photo Editing 2018

By John Thatch / last month

The darkroom days are over for most people, and if you work in photography or are a keen hobbyist, you will need a monitor that’s designed for photo manipulation.How you use your camera, and therefore your editing setup, will dictate what you need; as will the question of how serious a photographer you are. From […]

The Best Photo Printers 2018

By John Thatch / last month

Whether you’re a professional photographer, a keen amateur, or a snap-happy smartphone user, the chances are that you’ll want to print out your photos. If you’re keen to do your printing at home, a specialist photo printer will give you the quality and connectivity you need to have your memories in your hands in minutes. There […]

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