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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 Photo Scanners 2018

By John Thatch / April 16, 2018

Scanning photographs isn’t the most exciting undertaking, and it’s something that many people put off for as long as possible. But, choosing the correct photo scanner can turn what is otherwise a tedious task into an enjoyable and satisfying project. Whether you’re backing up family photos, working on an archiving project, or you’re a photography buff […]

How a drawing tablet differs from a graphic tablet

By John Thatch / April 9, 2018

The main difference between a tablet PC and a graphic tablet is apparent in the fact that Tablet PCs have screens you can draw on. While graphic tablets do not and further require a computer to run with but there are a few more details that you should know about as well. This article will […]

The Best Internal Paint 2018

By John Thatch / April 4, 2018

There are lots of reasons to repaint the interior of your home: from normal wear and tear to re-purposing a room or keeping up with new trends. It’s an easy and fairly cheap way to give your home a new lease of life, and the job can be done without needing to hire a professional […]

The Best Photo Editing Softwares 2018

By John Thatch / April 4, 2018

It doesn’t matter whether you are a pro-photographer, a keen hobbyist, or an occasional selfie-taker: at some point you’re going to want to organize and edit your images.Anybody with even a passing interest in photography knows that camera technology is improving at a shockingly fast rate, and even smartphones now have the ability to take […]

The 5 Best Wacom Tablets 2018 (Updated)

By John Thatch / April 1, 2018

Having spent months researching graphic tablets and now being intimately familiar with Wacom’s patented technology and accompanying software I’ve compiled a list of the 9 best Wacom tablets for your various needs. What is that you need? We can’t say that the most expensive Wacom tablet is the best because the most expensive tablet will […]

The Best Laptops for Digital Art 2018

By John Thatch / March 28, 2018

If you’re a digital artist, you’re going to need a laptop that can keep up with your creativity.Among other considerations, that means a machine with a high enough technical spec to handle Photoshop, Maya, or whichever program is your favorite, and a design that is portable enough to take you from meeting, to office, to […]

The 5 Best 3D Pens 2018

By John Thatch / March 18, 2018

Ask around and see how many people are aware of this piece of technology called a 3D pen. Well, this is tech that is rapidly gaining popularity around the world.Just before I tell you some of the best 3D pens, let’s see how these pens work.How does it work?On this, the first thing you need […]

The 10 Best Airbrushes 2018

By John Thatch / March 15, 2018

For years the art of airbrushing has been in decline. Some even call it dead. But a few dedicated souls remain still invested in the craft. Those few who remain however, hold the passion of thousands.In this article you’ll find a few great airbrushes and airbrush kits. Iwata, Olympus, EFBE, Badger, Harder and Steenbeck and […]

10 Amazing Artist Websites in 2018

By John Thatch / March 11, 2018

Whether you create your art digitally, in a traditional format, or via immersive installations, an online presence is now more important than ever.It’s the opportunity to get your work out there and your name known, and so it is hugely important not to waste that chance.A website will often be an artist’s first introduction to […]

The 8 Best Tattoo Machines 2018

By John Thatch / March 5, 2018

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 applying […]

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