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 10 Best Sites For Selling Your Art in 2018

By John Thatch / February 23, 2018

As time goes by we are increasingly moving into a more digitalized environment, and the art world is no exception to this rule.Auction houses and private sales are moving online, and even galleries are seeing more than half of their sales happen via websites in some cases. This trend shows no sign of slowing, and […]

The Gaomon PD1560 Review (2018)

By John Thatch / February 19, 2018

Christmas came early for me last year, when the Gaomon PD1560 was waiting on my table in early December. I’ve done illustration work for about two years using an entry level Huion H610 Pro graphic tablet. But when presented with a vivid 15.6 inch LCD screen where I could directly draw onto, do you think […]

The Best Printers For Art and Artists (2018)

By John Thatch / February 15, 2018

Art is no longer confined to paintings and sculpture.  Over the past decade or so, many creatives have decided to go digital. Whether you’re a graphic designer, digital painter, or you hand-create art before scanning it into your computer, the chances are that you’ll want to print your work on a fairly regular basis.If you’re […]

7 Incredibly Useful 3D Prints

By John Thatch / February 8, 2018

3D printing is a very exciting prospect, and the possibilities are almost endless in terms of what you can create with your printer. But despite this, a lot of people seem to get stuck in a rut of creating countless ornaments and other useless items.This doesn’t have to be the case, though: there’s an incredible […]

7 Essential Premiere Pro Plugins (2018)

By John Thatch / January 25, 2018

Premiere Pro is probably the most well-known editing software in the industry, and with good reason: it’s an incredibly powerful and user-friendly tool that editors, colorists and FX artists would struggle to live without. But, by adding a few plugins, you can get even more out of Adobe’s editing software.Whether you’re new to Premiere Pro, […]

The Best After Effects Plugins 2018

By John Thatch / January 22, 2018

After Effects in itself is perhaps the most powerful tool in any motion designer, 3D artist or animator’s kit. But with the addition of plugins, Adobe’s software becomes smarter and more effective, as well as becoming the gateway to infinite creative possibilities.Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a complete newcomer to After Effects, these seven […]

The Best Photo Apps 2018

By John Thatch / January 17, 2018

When you think of photo apps, it’s likely that you immediately think of Instagram. And, although this is the best known app of its kind, there are a whole host of other software solutions that will take your imagery to a level that Insta users can only dream of. From simple edits to fun features […]

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 […]

How to Choose Between Acrylics and Oil paints

By John Thatch / January 9, 2018

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 / January 9, 2018

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 […]

Page 2 of 8