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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.

How to Photograph the Northern Lights

By John Thatch / July 15, 2018

The aurora borealis, or ‘the northern lights’ are perhaps the most iconic natural phenomenon to occur on earth, and almost everyone has seen incredible photography of colored particles dancing across the night sky. But, how do photographers capture the aurora in all its brilliance? It’s no secret that it can be tricky to achieve, but […]

42 Stunning Digital Artists To Follow in 2018

By John Thatch / July 11, 2018

42 Stunning Digital Artists Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Once every summer Artfixed rounds up it’s favorite artists across categories. In this round-up, I’ve handpicked exceptional digital artists around the globe that for one reason or another have stood out in the vast sea of talent. These are people who have been mentioned, linked or otherwise […]

Digital Artist’s Take on Netflix’s upcoming show “The Witcher”

By John Thatch / July 10, 2018

Digital artist Florent Zunino has created his version for the opening credits of the upcoming Netflix TV-series “The Witcher”.While the white sculptures are reminiscent of the Westworld opening credits, it comes to its own with the characters and themes of snow and flame familiar to the fans of the The Witcher universe by CD Project Red. The Witcher book series by […]

How to Choose Between Acrylics and Oil paints

By John Thatch / July 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 / July 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 […]

The 5 Best DSLR for Video 2018

By John Thatch / July 9, 2018

In the early 2000’s, the only real options available for shooting video were ‘camcorders’. Fast forward a decade and videographers’ are crying out for a camera that is more compact and budget friendly. And that is where DSLR’s come in. Those larger ‘traditional’ camcorders aren’t being made anymore, and, after a slight dip in interest when […]

45 Top Traditional Art Bloggers

By John Thatch / July 9, 2018

Top 45 Traditional Art BloggersOnce a year Artfixed handpicks it’s favorite artists across categories. These artists stand out for their work or contribution to the arts. These are primarily artists who embrace traditional mediums and conventional tools- gauche, colored pencils, acrylics, watercolor, charcoal or ink. Although they might not limit themselves to only these tools.Note: I’m not a […]

How to Set Up Photoshop Tablet Settings

By John Thatch / July 7, 2018

Regardless of the tablet you own, at a certain point you will need to set it up with Photoshop. Although graphic tablets tend to work out of the box once you plug in the device, you might still want to have a better experience.  Either to make sure that your pressure sensitivity is working or that […]

7 Colored Pencil Tips and Tricks

By John Thatch / July 3, 2018

While colored pencils may have been a medium you encountered back in primary school, their usefulness in fine arts shouldn’t be trivialized. Highly detailed and unique pieces can be made with colored pencils. Unlike other media from your schooldays, colored pencils give you extreme flexibility in color choice and precision. Through their unique blending abilities […]

The 3 Best Art Markers for Artists 2018

By John Thatch / July 2, 2018

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 […]

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