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 10 Best Sites For Selling Your Art in 2018

By John Thatch / February 23, 2018

As time goes by we are increasingly moving into a more digitalized environment, and the art world is no exception to this rule.Auction houses and private sales are moving online, and even galleries are seeing more than half of their sales happen via websites in some cases. This trend shows no sign of slowing, and […]

The Gaomon PD1560 Review (2018)

By John Thatch / February 19, 2018

Christmas came early for me last year, when the Gaomon PD1560 was waiting on my table in early December. I’ve done illustration work for about two years using an entry level Huion H610 Pro graphic tablet. But when presented with a vivid 15.6 inch LCD screen where I could directly draw onto, do you think […]

The Best Printers For Art and Artists (2018)

By John Thatch / February 15, 2018

Art is no longer confined to paintings and sculpture. Over the past decade or so, many creatives have decided to go digital. Whether you’re a graphic designer, digital painter, or you hand-create art before scanning it into your computer, the chances are that you’ll want to print your work on a fairly regular basis.If you’re […]

7 Incredibly Useful 3D Prints

By John Thatch / February 8, 2018

3D printing is a very exciting prospect, and the possibilities are almost endless in terms of what you can create with your printer. But despite this, a lot of people seem to get stuck in a rut of creating countless ornaments and other useless items.This doesn’t have to be the case, though: there’s an incredible […]

The Best Photo Apps 2018

By John Thatch / January 17, 2018

When you think of photo apps, it’s likely that you immediately think of Instagram. And, although this is the best known app of its kind, there are a whole host of other software solutions that will take your imagery to a level that Insta users can only dream of. From simple edits to fun features […]

10 Beautiful (Handpicked) Tattoo Fonts

By John Thatch / January 11, 2018

Tattoos have been around in some form or other for thousands of years, and nowadays it seems that everybody wants a slice of the inking action. With tattooing and its related culture becoming more and more mainstream, it’s inevitable that cheesy clichés will pop up (we all remember the time when everyone was getting Chinese […]

The 7 Essential Photoshop Plugins 2018

By John Thatch / January 9, 2018

Photoshop in itself is a creative powerhouse and a ‘can’t live without’ tool for photographers and designers. But, there are countless plugins available that will allow you to get even more out of Adobe’s photo editing software.We’ve rounded up seven essential Photoshop plugins that will help you take your images to the next level.7. OptikVerve […]

The Best External Paint 2018

By John Thatch / October 22, 2017

On average, homeowners re-paint the exterior of their homes every 7 years, and it’s one of the easiest ways to give your home a new lease of life. It’s a job that can be done without the need for a professional contractor, but to get a great-looking, long-lasting finish it’s important to choose the right […]

The Best 4K Camera 2018

By John Thatch / September 26, 2017

If you’re a keen videographer and you haven’t already ventured into the world of 4K, chances are that you’re thinking of doing it. After the 2003 launch of the Dalsa Origin, the world’s first commercially available 4K camera, the technology was slow to grow. It took until 2010 for YouTube to support the format, and […]

The 7 Best Colored Pencils For Artists

By John Thatch / September 12, 2017

There are no clear cut absolute best colored pencils.Because most experienced artists tend to mix, match and develop a distinct style they like.An artist will have a set of colored pencils they prefer, that they’ll compile according to their personal experience. Each colored pencil has their own composition, features and flaws.But… A rule of thumb to […]

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