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.

The 7 Best Monitor Calibrators 2019

By John Thatch / January 22, 2019

Many people spend a lot of time using computers, but a lot fewer of us stop to consider whether the colors in our display are actually accurate. Color accuracy is important if you like to view or edit photographs, or if you work in design. Ensuring that colors and black levels are as they should be […]

7 Great Tattooists to Watch Out For

By John Thatch / January 2, 2019

The art of tattooing has been around for centuries, but over the past decade or so the rise of reality TV shows focusing on tattoos has seen artists become as famous as singers and movie stars. These celebrity artists are undoubtedly talented, but, there are hundreds of other equally skilled tattooists out there creating beautiful […]

The Best Drawing & Illustration Software 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

What is the best drawing software? There are over 40+ different software solutions for drawing or doing illustrative work. Depending on who you ask you’ll get a different answer to what is best.  Your choice depends on cost, style of drawing and willingness to put up with problems. In this article I’ve included a few […]

The Best Monitors For Photo Editing 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

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 bargain-basement […]

The Best Photo Printers 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

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