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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 5 Best Osu Tablets 2017

By John Thatch / a few months ago

Do you have rhythm? Can you anticipate base? Osu is making waves around the world. Kinda like Guitar Hero but with a much more specific demographic. If you’re interested in becoming better at Osu and topping the charts, then you will need to consider a graphic tablet for the absolute tracking it enables. But there […]

42 Stunning Digital Artists To Follow in 2017

By John Thatch / a few months ago

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 […]

The Best Cintiq Alternatives in 2017

By John Thatch / a few months ago

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. Wacom is the industry leader for a reason.Going into this article you need to know that there […]

The Best Digital Photo Frames 2017

By John Thatch / a few months ago

If you haven’t encountered a digital photo frame recently, you may have some conflicting feelings. Partly, there was that magical moment of the first time you saw one (if you’re old enough to remember their absence) like something ripped straight from Harry Potter. The pictures can change and move!On the other hand, when the novelty […]

Surface Pro 5 (2017) – Review

By John Thatch / a few months ago

The new Surface Pro 5 might be on to something or is it all hype?  It boasts 50% more battery life than it’s predecessor the Surface Pro 4 and 2.5x more computational power in comparison to the older Surface Pro 3. More importantly, we need to know, if the new Surface Pen which promises 4,096 pressure […]

7 Science Hacks to Master Drawing in Less Time

By John Thatch / a few months ago

7 Science Hacks to Master Drawing in Less Time We all want to be better artists.But the truth is wanting to be a better artists is not enough. You’d be wise to have a method to your madness.I spend the last month researching master artists on how they would learn to draw if they had to do it all […]

45 Top Traditional Art Bloggers

By John Thatch / a few months ago

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 […]

7 Colored Pencil Tips and Tricks

By John Thatch / a few months ago

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 […]

40 Amazing Photo Manipulations

By John Thatch / a few months ago

Photo manipulation can make anything real. Now that you no longer have to be a darkroom chemical wizard to create literally whatever you can think of, anyone can produce stunning pieces of art. With an increasing pool of stock photos available for little money, you don’t even really need to be a great photographer. The […]

The Best Capture Cards 2017

By John Thatch / 6 months ago

All over Let’s Play and Twitch forums, users question whether they need to purchase a capture card to get higher quality video streamed from their gaming. On the other side of production world, an editor needs to show footage on a high resolution screen and would also be looking for the best possible capture card. […]

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