About the author

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 / January 11, 2018

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 […]

The 7 Best Colored Pencils For Artists

By John Thatch / September 12, 2017

There are no clear cut absolute best colored pencils.Because most experienced artists tend to mix, match and develop 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 […]

Sell Art Online: The Ultimate Resource

By John Thatch / August 3, 2017

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 […]

The Parblo Mast 10 Review

By John Thatch / July 31, 2017

DISCLAIMER: I totally begged Parblo to send me this graphic monitor and Milly, who is their marketing and PR person, obliged. Thanks Milly! The only request Milly made was that I first talk with Parblo should I experience any problems. Features and Install SetupThe Parblo Mast 10 is a 10.1 inch graphic monitor, a cintiq alternative. With 6 […]

Surface Pro 5 (2017) – Review

By John Thatch / May 24, 2017

The new Surface Pro 5 might be on to something or is it all hype?  It boasts 50% more battery life than it’s predecessor the Surface Pro 4 and 2.5x more computational power in comparison to the older Surface Pro 3. More importantly, we need to know, if the new Surface Pen which promises 4,096 pressure […]

Choosing Tattoo Inks Guide

By John Thatch / March 7, 2017

As a tattoo artist, you’ll be committed to delivering the best possible work for your client. After all, your customers become your walking art gallery and your designs will adorn their skin for the rest of their lives. To achieve the best results possible, you’ll not only need to hone your skills, but you’ll also […]

How to Sell Your Art Online by Cory Huff – Review

By John Thatch / February 3, 2017

Yesterday, I was browsing Amazon on what books to spend my monthly book allowance and I stumbled upon Cory Huff’s “How to Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms. I had seen it on Amazon a couple of times but I didn’t think much of it. I didn’t think it could […]

Creative Communities 101

By John Thatch / January 20, 2017

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Forums, Blogs, Podcasts and Teachers You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Jim Rohn  American entrepreneur and author So what to you do if you don’t have a lot of artists in your immediate family or friends? You join various internet communities and build […]

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review

By John Thatch / October 25, 2016

This Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review is the result of there being few decent low cost tablets that can also function as a drawing tablet. Since I know most artists are price sensitive I’ve decided I need to cover this model too. With it’s predecessor the Samsung Galaxy Tab A having a lot of flaws we’re […]

100 Stunning Free Photoshop Brushes

By John Thatch / August 2, 2016

A few months ago I accidentally deleted my friends photoshop brush set.  The same set of customised tools she uses to make her art and earn herself a living. As you can imagine she was not happy about that. I won’t say her name  but… Mari should have made copies of her set. We tried everything to recover her […]

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