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 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 […]

100 Stunning Free Photoshop Brushes

By John Thatch / August 2, 2016

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 / June 8, 2016

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 / June 6, 2016

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 / June 6, 2016

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 / June 5, 2016

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 / April 14, 2016

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. […]

How a drawing tablet differs from a graphic tablet

By John Thatch / April 9, 2016

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 […]

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