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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 Best Video Editing Software 2017

By John Thatch / 9 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 / 10 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 / 10 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 […]

The Best Paint Sprayers 2017

By John Thatch / 10 months ago

Painting your home is a straightforward, simple task: you get the paint on the walls, fence, deck, or furniture you desire evenly and smoothly and try not to get it anywhere else that matters. But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it’s pleasant or quick. Using a simple brush or roller can certainly get the […]

The Best Adult Coloring Books 2017

By John Thatch / 10 months ago

With the rapid growth of the adult coloring book industry in late 2014. More and more people have discovered the wonderful world of adult coloring books to gift or buy themselves. I have spent hours examining different coloring books and doing the legwork to compile this list of the best adult coloring books sorted by category, […]

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review

By John Thatch / last year

This Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review is the result of there being few decent low cost tablets that can also function as a drawing tablet. Since I know most artists are price sensitive I’ve decided I need to cover this model too. With it’s predecessor the Samsung Galaxy Tab A having a lot of flaws we’re […]

100 Stunning Free Photoshop Brushes

By John Thatch / last year

A few months ago I accidentally deleted my friends photoshop brush set.  The same set of customised tools she uses to make her art and earn herself a living. As you can imagine she was not happy about that. I won’t say her name  but… Mari should have made copies of her set.We tried everything to recover her […]

The Best Electric Pencil Sharpener

By John Thatch / last year

After days of research and talking with a number of classroom teachers who experience the heaviest use of pencil sharpening. I conclude that you have 7 choices when choosing a pencil sharpener. None, with the exception of one, have a unanimous vote.The most beloved pencil sharpener would be a Panasonic KP-33. But since it is […]

The Parblo Coast10 Review

By John Thatch / last year

The Parblo Coast10 is a new graphic monitor. I wrote this review because I noticed there were almost none out there and after discovering the Parblo Coast22 I’ve realised that Wacom is in for a lot of trouble.This review much like the post about the Parblo Coast22 will be about why I think Wacom needs to watch out […]

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