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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 8 Best Wacom Tablets 2020

By John Thatch / March 1, 2019

Drawing tablets are hugely popular with digital artists working in fields such as graphic design, animation, and illustration. Wacom has always been up there with the best in terms of functionality and range, and there’s a model available for every possible requirement.The choice in Wacom’s range is so vast that it can actually be a […]

The 10 Best 3D Pens 2020

By John Thatch / February 24, 2019

Buying a 3D pen will open you up to a new world of creativity, and there’s so much you can do with one: from designing accessories and building models to creating unique pieces of art.3D pens work by heating up plastic filament which is then fed through a nozzle to create thin streams of soft […]

The 10 Best Drawing Tablets 2020

By John Thatch / February 18, 2019

If you’re a graphic designer, illustrator, or digital artist you’ll know that a drawing tablet can boost your creativity and streamline your workflow. Their ability to turn hand drawings into accurate digital representations is enough to tempt beginners and seasoned professionals away from traditional pencil and paper, and as the trend grows so do the […]

The 10 Best Laser Cutters AIO Machine Engravers 2020

By John Thatch / February 10, 2019

Laser cutters and laser engravers haven’t always been accessible or affordable, but in recent years this has changed. Now, you can create unique customized crafts at home with minimal spending or effort. Whether you’re trying your hand at engraving for the first time, are a seasoned craftsperson or manufacturer, or are a small business looking […]

The 10 Best Drafting Tables 2020

By John Thatch / February 3, 2019

Whether you’re an architect, professional comic artist, craft hobbyist, or artist, you’ll need a great desk to work from. Flat desks have their uses, but if you’re drawing or designing you’ll benefit from investing in a drafting table that has a tilting top. There are lots of great drafting tables available on the market, and the […]

The 24 Best Website Builders for Artists 2019

By John Thatch / February 1, 2019

If you’re working in a creative industry, the internet will likely be the first place you show off your art. With an ever-increasing audience of potential customers and collaborators waiting to be impressed, it’s imperative that you showcase your work online in the most visually appealing way.That’s where online art portfolio builders come in: they’re […]

The 5 Best Lotions for Tattoo Aftercare 2020

By John Thatch / January 23, 2019

Getting a new tattoo is exciting, but anyone who’s had one will agree that the soreness and itching that comes afterward can be a little unpleasant. Thankfully, the rising popularity of tattooing has led to a flurry of new tattoo aftercare products which make the healing process much more bearable. Additional reading: The most painful places to […]

The 7 Best Monitor Calibrators 2020

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 2020

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 […]

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