All posts in "Digital Art"

40 Amazing Photo Manipulations

By John Thatch / June 23, 2018

Photo manipulation can make anything real. Now that you no longer have to be a darkroom chemical wizard to create literally whatever you can think of, anyone can produce stunning pieces of art. With an increasing pool of stock photos available for little money, you don’t even really need to be a great photographer. The […]

Fixing your graphic tablet, pen or drivers

By John Thatch / June 22, 2018

This is a compilation of problems and solutions to various graphic tablet, pen or driver related issues that people have reported.  I’ve compiled solutions from various sources and made them easier to read. If you encounter a problem leave a comment and we will try to figure it out. If this list doesn’t help then […]

7 Stunner Illustrator Portfolios

By John Thatch / June 18, 2018

If you’re an illustrator, a portfolio is incredibly important. It’s your calling card to the world, showing who you are and what you do. If you want to increase your chances of getting commissions or selling your existing work, you need to get your art online.Getting your work out there is easier than you probably […]

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 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 […]

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 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 Tablets for College 2018

By John Thatch / August 29, 2017

Here’s a fun fact: there are over 52+ companies that make tablets. In fact, a lot more. But at a certain point the quality has gone down so much that I just stopped looking for alternatives. Most tech review sites like CNET, PCMag and what not recommend  only a handful of companies and with good […]

The Parblo Mast 10 Review

By John Thatch / July 31, 2017

DISCLAIMER: I totally begged Parblo to send me this graphic monitor and Milly, who is their marketing and PR person, obliged. Thanks Milly! The only request Milly made was that I first talk with Parblo should I experience any problems. Features and Install SetupThe Parblo Mast 10 is a 10.1 inch graphic monitor, a cintiq alternative. With 6 […]

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