About the author

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 Paint Sprayers 2017

By John Thatch / 8 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 / 8 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 / 10 months ago

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 3 days of research and talking with a number of classroom teachers who experience the heaviest use of pencil sharpening. I conclude that you have 5 choices when choosing the best electric pencil sharpener.The most loved pencil sharpener would be a Panasonic KP-33. But since it is an old discontinued model there’s a high change […]

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 […]

The Best Stylus For Ipad – Drawing and Note taking

By John Thatch / last year

As of 2017, there are 100s of  different styli to choose from. Although the designs are different, there are only a limited set of technological differences between them all. Wacom and Intel are working on an universal stylus, but until they release that, we need to figure it out on our own.First, I’ll make a […]

Parblo Coast22 Review

By John Thatch / last year

Watch out Wacom, you have competition.Not only does this model have a clever brand name it also packs a lot of punch for a pretty good price.I had no idea that this monitor tablet existed but I’m glad that I found it because the stats on this particular model are off the charts.A Stylus that […]

Full Intuos Pen and Touch Small Review

By John Thatch / last year

This is a Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small review and an explanation of why I do not like it. I’ll discuss my experience with the graphic tablet in the past few months and I will go in-depth on the positive and the negative aspects of the drawing tablet with a summary in the end. […]

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