Tech’ for Artists

Tools of the Trade – Products I use & review

On my YouTube channel I review and use many great pieces of tech which are really useful for artists and creatives. I put links in the video descriptions but I thought this page might be a useful addition to that resource so you can easily find the tech’ you’ve seen me showcase. As well it gives me a chance to give you links to a few other gadgets, gizmos and other great pieces of tech for creatives that might also be of amazing use. I won’t recommend anything hear that haven’t tried myself or am not willing to lay down the money to try! Good luck and happy shopping!

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SPECIAL PICKS

Here are some of the pieces of tech that I love the most out of everything that I use and have reviewed! This list will change of course but these are my absolute favorites that are well thought through! Enjoy.

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DRAWING TABLETS

I’ve used drawing tablet’s since the mid 90’s & I have to say they are a must for any digital artist. Having used Wacom for most of that time I’m more than happy to fully support the brand of course (and even answer your questions on YouTube or Twitter). There are other brands out there of course and if I try anything that is good enough I’ll post it here!.

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MONITOR/TABLET ARMS

Currently I have four Ergotron arms set up in my art studio (I hope there isn’t some kind of Terminator uprising in there otherwise I’ll get crushed like a bug!). The Ergotron arms are a great way of lifting my tablets and screens up to the right eye level no matter if I’m sitting or standing (or slouching). Try one yourself and your posture will be dramatically improved. Also, keep an eye on my YouTube channel for detailed installation instructions on all arms!

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STORAGE/BACK-UP

Being a Drobo Explorer Influencer & Brand Ambassador I am of course going to recommend Drobo for their awesome storage solution! Why? Because I did about six months of exhaustive research and came to the realisation that they alone offered the ideal method of backing up keeping my data safe!

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CAMERAS

I use a few cameras to film YouTube content but also in my career as a Art Director – Here’s a few great ones!

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TRIPODS & MORE

As well as a good camera you are going to need some awesome accessories. Here’s some I use!

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CHAIRS

I recommend very few chairs in my videos but here are a few that actually do stand out as being exceptional as ergonomic. Some more than others so make sure to watch my videos on the subject! Happy shopping.

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ARTIST'S REFERENCE FIGURES

I’ve reviewed my fair share of artist’s reference figures and dolls. There’s a lot out there and some of them are absolutely great!

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iPAD ACCESSORIES

The iPad is useful tool but face it – for artists it gets 200% better when you buy those extra accessories 😉

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ART GLOVES

If you are a digital artist (guessing that’s why you’re here) then you will either love or hate art gloves!

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POWER

Wish I could put in a meme of the Emperor from Star Wars rather than type a description… “UNLIMITED POWER!!”.

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CABLES

Cables, cables, cables. If you don’t have at least three large boxes of cables… are you a real digital artist?

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PRINTERS

Even though every thing in my studio is digital and I’m please to say we’re 90% paperless here, it’s still very important to have an amazing printer in the room so you can create copies of your work to check and send out when needed. Here are a few options for your consideration!

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MONITORS

What’re you looking for in a monitor? I look for a few things… because who wants just one monitor :O

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MICE etc

Artists like a certain standard of mice… You know what I mean by that!

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pssstt.... I'VE GOT PRINTS, POSTERS AND SHIRTS TOO!

Even though every thing in my studio is digital and I’m please to say we’re 90% paperless here, it’s still very important to have an amazing printer in the room so you can create copies of your work to check and send out when needed. Here are a few options for your consideration!