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The 5 Best Osu Tablets 2018

By John Thatch / June 12, 2017

Osu is fun. No, osu is not just “fun”…It’s an addictive carneval of colors, music and speed. Best suited for people with the twitchy nervous system of a war veteran. After playing it a bit you quickly realize that you need something better than a mouse to reach the absolute limits of your potential.If you’re […]

The Best Cintiq Alternatives 2018

By John Thatch / June 7, 2017

In this article I’ve compared all 15 Cintiqs against 13 different competing companies. That’s more than 30+ models to compare. Luckily, we can ignore most of them because some of them are just copies of the same unpatented hardware. Going into this article you need to know that there is no perfect Cintiq alternative. This is why […]

Surface Pro 5 (2017) – Review

By John Thatch / May 24, 2017

The new Surface Pro 5 might be on to something or is it all hype?  It boasts 50% more battery life than it’s predecessor the Surface Pro 4 and 2.5x more computational power in comparison to the older Surface Pro 3. More importantly, we need to know, if the new Surface Pen which promises 4,096 pressure […]

Ease in, Ease Out – Stop Motion Animation Tutorial

By Tony Clavelli / May 18, 2017

When new animators first start out, most of their big mistakes can be easily fixed with a solid understanding of the 12 Basic Rules of Animation. Though first referenced in The Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson (by the way, new animators, this is a fantastic book), these principles continue to be […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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