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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 3D Pens 2017

By John Thatch / 7 months ago

To many of us, this might still seem like a surprise. Ask around and see how many people are aware of this piece of technology called a 3D pen. Well, this is the new tech that is rapidly gaining popularity around the world. Just before I tell you some of the best 3D pens, let’s […]

The 10 Best 3D Printers 2017

By John Thatch / 7 months ago

You don’t have to go back too far to find a time when 3D printers were merely a fantasy, with replicators best left to the Star Trek universe. And just as quickly, they went from imaginary to real, then from gigantic machines restricted to rich tech companies to what’s available now for your own home.Whether […]

Choosing Tattoo Inks Guide

By John Thatch / 7 months ago

To produce a good quality tattoo requires a good quality ink. Vibrant colours are only achievable by using superior inks. There are many inks readily available, but care should be taken to make sure that they are produced from good quality ingredients.It may seem that the initial outlay for good quality inks is expensive, but […]

The 3 Best Calligraphy Pens 2017

By John Thatch / 7 months ago

Many people tend to think that calligraphy is a dying form of art, but others myself included beg to differ.Although technology is making the art of calligraphy a bit reduntant, the elegance of beautifully written words makes it adorable. It is so simple, one requires only a nib and ink to transform words and letters […]

The 8 Best Tattoo Machines 2017

By John Thatch / 7 months ago

Despite being an ancient tradition, particularly in the Pacific, tattoo artists have evolved a lot in the past twenty years. While technologies for tattoos vary both with time and culture, most people avoid tattoos applied manually with needles or animal bones. Instead, tattoo artists are faced with choosing between coil and rotary tattoo machines for […]

The 10 Best Animation Software 2017

By John Thatch / 7 months ago

Animation can be brutal. If the long hours of strict concentration don’t get to you, then the tediousness will. But the moments of real magic shine through: that perfect sequence of frames bringing your character to life.Whether managing the tedium or celebrating the victories, choosing the right software can make an enormous difference. And while […]

Review: How to Sell Your Art Online by Cory Huff

By John Thatch / 8 months ago

Yesterday, I was browsing Amazon on what books to spend my monthly book allowance and I stumbled upon Cory Huff’s “How to Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms. I had seen it on Amazon a couple of times but I didn’t think much of it. I didn’t think it could […]

The Best Video Editing Software 2017

By John Thatch / 8 months ago

The digital revolution has changed film and video for the better.  Saving costs on developing film is one thing, not to mention having access to higher quality cameras, drones, and free video lessons on how to make professional videos. But digital editing helped users surpass the biggest access hurdles. The ability to shift around clips, […]

Creative Communities 101

By John Thatch / 9 months ago

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Forums, Blogs, Podcasts and Teachers You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Jim Rohn  American entrepreneur and author So what to you do if you don’t have a lot of artists in your immediate family or friends? You join various internet communities and build […]

The Best Drawing & Illustration Software 2017

By John Thatch / 9 months ago

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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