Everyone has someone in their life, be it a child, spouse, or close friend, who loves to draw. For us less artistically inclined folks, deciding what to get for them so they can grow in their passion can be difficult. No need to worry, we’ve researched the best gifts for artists who draw, all of which can be found on Amazon.
Here are 13 on point gifts for artists who draw:
- 3Doodler Create+ Pen 3D printing pen
- LitEnergy Light Pad
- Chronicle Books 642 Things To Draw
- Daiwa Felicity hand massager
- Bob Ross color changing mug
- ZLYC roll up pencil case
- Prismacolor colored pencil set
- POWERME pencil sharpener
- Pastel custom pencils
- Houtingmaan art supplies organizer
- NEWSOURCE drawing tools and drafting kit
- Smudgeguard smudge protector
- Rite in the Rain all-weather notepad
Let’s take a deeper look at each of these items and discuss what they are, why they’re awesome, and why you should consider gifting one to an artist who loves to draw.
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As 3D printing technology becomes more available and affordable, what you can do with it is also rapidly evolving. The 3Doodler Create+ Pen is a fantastic set that will allow an artist friend to bring their drawings to life. It includes a pen, an ultimate guide to doodling, and an instruction manual.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: How does this even work?
The technology is pretty simple and works similarly to a hot glue gun. When the operator wants to draw a 3D image all they need to do is plug in the pen, insert the plastic cartridge, and wait for it to warm. The operator then pushes a button while they draw that disperses the melted plastic that quickly hardens into whatever shape is drawn!
This cool gift is excellent for both beginners and long-time artists and will excite every age group.
One common method artists, especially sketch artists, use is called tracing. Artists will lay an image on top of a light source so that the shape of the image will shine through the material they’re drawing upon and will trace these shapes into their own work. Despite the commonality of this process, most artists don’t have the ability to do this.
The LitEnergy Light Pad allows the artist in your life to do just that. By placing the image on top of the pad, a light shines through from the pad so you can trace any image to the best, or, in my case, the worst, of your abilities! This is a great, creative gift for artists of all levels.
It’s not always easy to be creative on demand. Whether it’s the inability to think of a new drawing, the need for inspiration, or simply just being bored, drawing journals provide a way to release the creative juices onto a page to help kick start the creative process.
Perhaps the best of these journals is the Chronicle Books 642 Things To Draw. This book has both simple and complex prompts to help inspire creative ideas. And, with 642 different prompts, you can do a different prompt every day for more than 20 months, helping even the least creative person among us draw on some inspiration.
Even those of us who are not artists can understand the pain caused by repetitive motion.
Be it writers who spend most of their time with a pencil or pen, laborers who constantly are using their hands in order to accomplish their jobs, or even the regular grocery store cashier who stands for hours on end doing the repetitive motion of scanning groceries, we all understand the cramps and aches often received from doing the same thing over and over again.
Mitigate this pain for the artists in your life with the Daiwa Felicity Hand Massager. With the optional heating feature to add to the massage experience, this massager will take away the aches and pains associated with constant drawing. It even has an open-top to accommodate those with large hands! This is a must-purchase for those who love to draw.
Who doesn’t like to sit down with a warm drink either in the morning to get ready for the business of the day or in the evening to relax after all that business is done? Be it coffee, hot chocolate, or even warm apple cider, everyone loves a warm drink served in a nice mug from time to time. Artists are no exception.
Now, with The Bob Ross Color Changing Mug, the artist in your life can enjoy that warm beverage while thinking about the passion they love the most.
So, what is special about this mug?
When the mug is cool or doesn’t have any liquid in it, a smiling Bob Ross reminds you to find joy in the little things in life. When filled with a warm drink, the background changes into a beautiful landscape to enjoy.
Microwave safe, these mugs serve as a fun gift to help your artist both get ready and unwind from their busy day. And even if this isn’t what your illustrator is looking for, it’s an awesome gift for art lovers everywhere!
Whether excited by the first days of spring or captivated by the changing colors of the leaves in fall, artists love to go out into nature and draw what they see.
Artists often find inspiration when they are away from their home or office studio and an illustrator on the go needs a way to easily carry their drawing supplies with them for when inspiration strikes!
With the ZLYC Roll Up Pencil Bag, artists can continue to move about while keeping their supplies safe from damage. The case comes in six different colors from which your artist can choose. With the ability to roll up into a small cylinder smaller than a women’s pocketbook, this is a must-have for artists constantly on the go.
I know what you’re thinking: Why would I buy someone who spends all their time drawing something they probably already have? You might not believe it, but colored pencils are one of the most popular and useful gifts you can give an artist. Don’t believe me? Go ask!
Think about how quickly little children go through crayons or the speed at which writers go through erasers. Artists are constantly in need of more supplies, no matter how much it seems like they have.
The Prismacolor Colored Pencil Set is every artist’s dream. Coming in different pack sizes, each has unique, high-quality colors that are hard to get anywhere else. The largest, and most expensive pack, comes with 150 different colors from which to choose.
These colored pencils will provide artists with every color they could ever need to make their art come to life!
For many of us, some of the clearest memories we have from elementary school is trampling over others in order to be the first one to the pencil sharpener to try to get a pencil so sharp it might be able to substitute as a needle.
When our teachers inevitably told us to sit down because our pencils were sharp enough, we told them – sometimes while lying through our teeth – that we needed it sharp in order to have good handwriting. For artists, however, this is actually true.
Sometimes, in order to draw the most precise images, artists need their pencils to be sharp as tacs in order to get those fine details.
The POWERME Electric Pencil Sharpener is perhaps one of the best pencils sharpeners for artists to use. Coming in a number of different colors, this sharpener is sure to enable your artist to get the fine points they need on their pencils in order to create.
Sometimes, after using the same tool for years or using something it seems no one else uses, we make up our own names for different items.
Perhaps, either in the past or now, you have named your car, computer, or trash can something that always elicits a laugh from those around you. Maybe when you can’t remember the name of something, you call it the same “hoozy-whatsit” or “thing-a-ma-jig”.
Now, you can let the artist you love name their tricks of the trade. With these Pastel Custom Pencils, your artists can choose what color and word or phrase they want on their pencils. At an affordable price, these not-so-regular pencils make a great gift, especially for a young budding artist.
Nothing is worse than when there’s one thing you’re looking for that you just can’t find. Be it your computer charger, an important paper you need for work, or simply your favorite pen, it takes time to try to find our things when we aren’t very organized.
And, if the artists in your life are anything like the ones in mine, chances are, they might be some of the least organized people you know.
Now, you can help your artist stay organized, or at least help them spend less time looking for that one pencil they need. With the Houtingmaan Art Supply Organizer, your artists can place all of the supplies they need in one spot.
With seven different cubbies to fit different types of supplies, your artist can be assured that they can find that one pencil or pen, even if it takes them a little bit of time to find where in the organizer they put it. This is a thoughful gift for your special illustrator.
Despite what we non-artists think, artists often need much more than just the pencils, paper, and erasers used to make their drawings. With many special grips, compasses, and straight edges to make different, precise shapes, artists love to have a number of tools at their disposal when making their creations.
With the NEWSOURCE Drawing Tools and Drafting Kits, these tools will be adored by the artist that received them. And, though they’re a little more expensive, these tools will elevate the skills of the artist in your life, unlocking a whole new world of possibility.
All of us, both artists and nonartists, have gone through the dreaded experience of having our work smudged by our own hands as we create it. Whether it’s an exceptionally glossy card, a slow-drying pen, or just a sweaty hand that smears both ink and graphics across the page, having to rewrite or redraw our creation is often both messy and annoying.
With the friction-free glide provided by the SmudgeGuard Smudge Protector, hand smudging is a concern of the past. Coming in multiple sizes with the ability to purchase guards for both right and left-handed illustrators, the SmudgeGuard Smudge Protector uses fabric to prevent the smudges that occur from friction and sweat from happening.
At an affordable price, artists working on any materials will still have the utility of an unobstructed hand without the hassle of smudging.
Of all of the things that can happen to the average piece of paper, perhaps the most common way it’s ruined is by water getting on the page. Many artists have dealt with the overwhelming frustration that occurs when their drawing is destroyed by some stray water left on a surface or by rain falling on it as it’s being transported.
Now, with the Rite In The Rain Notebook, those fears are a thing of the past. Coming in nine different colors with a number of different size packs available, these are a great unique gift idea for the artist on the go and perfect for a sketch artist to rough out some ideas.
This miniature sketchbook has 100 pages of waterproof paper that can withstand the wear and tear of everyday life. At an affordable price for a single pack, these are a no-brainer for any gift shopper shopping for an artist.
I hope you’ve found this gift guide for artists who draw to be a big help in finding the perfect gift for your favorite artist!
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