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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 3 Best Art Markers for Artists 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

Markers are used by a wide array of professionals in the art industry: from illustrators and storyboard artists to fashion designers and architects. Whatever their sector, artists need markers that are high quality, easy to use and that that offer the flexibility to cover all the ways that they need to use them. There are dozens […]

The 5 Best Internal Paints 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

There are lots of reasons to repaint the interior of your home: from normal wear and tear to re-purposing a room or keeping up with new trends. It’s an easy and fairly cheap way to give your home a new lease of life, and the job can be done without needing to hire a professional […]

How Much Do Tattoos Cost 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

If you’ve started doing your research you’ll know that there’s no simple answer to the question “how much will my new ink cost?”. But, in this article, we give you some insight into how much you can expect to pay for different types of tattoos. For our pricing, we’re using the average fee of a tattoo […]

The Best Cintiq Alternatives 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

In this article I’ve compared all 15 Cintiqs against 13 different competing companies. That’s more than 30+ models to compare. Luckily, we can ignore most of them because some of them are just copies of the same unpatented hardware. Going into this article you need to know that there is no perfect Cintiq alternative. This is why […]

The 8 Best Mouses for CAD 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

As a digital designer, your computer setup is a personal choice that will depend on many factors: from your workspace to your project types. Many designers prefer to use a tablet and stylus for navigating their design software, but computer mice optimized specifically for design and CAD work are an often overlooked alternative that might just […]

The 5 Best 3D Pens 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

Ask around and see how many people are aware of this piece of technology called a 3D pen. Well, this is tech that is rapidly gaining popularity around the world.Just before I tell you some of the best 3D pens, let’s see how these pens work.How does it work?On this, the first thing you need […]

The Best Animated Music Videos Internationally 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

In today’s digital age, a music video is often as important as the song itself. Budgets are huge, and the results are as cinematic as any film in your local movie theatre. But, music videos have been around for a very long time, so it’s growing increasingly difficult to be original. Animation might be the answer […]

The Best Video Editing Software 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

The digital revolution has changed film and video for the better.  Saving costs on developing film is one thing, not to mention having access to higher quality cameras, drones, and free video lessons on how to make professional videos.But digital editing helped users surpass the biggest access hurdles. The ability to shift around clips, add […]

The 5 Best Computers for Graphic Design 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

As a graphic designer you’ll already know that using the right computer is pivotal to the success of your work. Having the right spec and design can make your life so much easier and can give you the power to elevate your art to the next level. If you’re searching for a new computer for your […]

The 10 Best Mechanical Pencils 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

To the uninitiated, mechanical pencils might all seem the same. But, that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are dozens of options available for every use you could possibly think of, and at every imaginable price-point.  Whether you’re looking for your first mechanical pencil or another one to add to your collection, we’re sharing our […]

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