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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 3 Best Calligraphy Pens 2018

By John Thatch / March 7, 2017

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 2018

By John Thatch / March 5, 2017

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 2018

By John Thatch / February 23, 2017

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 / February 3, 2017

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 2018

By John Thatch / January 25, 2017

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 / January 20, 2017

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 2018

By John Thatch / January 3, 2017

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 2018

By John Thatch / January 3, 2017

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 2018

By John Thatch / January 3, 2017

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 / October 25, 2016

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 […]

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