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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 Digital Photo Frames 2018

By John Thatch / May 26, 2017

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 / May 24, 2017

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 / May 19, 2017

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 / May 9, 2017

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 / May 3, 2017

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 / April 23, 2017

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 2018

By John Thatch / April 2, 2017

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 2018

By John Thatch / March 18, 2017

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 2018

By John Thatch / March 18, 2017

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 / March 7, 2017

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 […]

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