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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.

7 Science Hacks to Master Drawing in Less Time

By John Thatch / 6 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 / 7 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 / 7 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 / 7 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 / 8 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. […]

The 5 Best 3D Pens 2017

By John Thatch / 8 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 / 8 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 / 9 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 / 9 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 / 9 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 […]

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