If your thinking of getting something for the artists in your life, this guide is for you. Birthdays, holidays, or just a gift for Monday and Tuesday. Here’s a wish list:
Start off with a basic A Complete Graphic Pencil Set. The #2 pencils from school were great for filling out classroom exams, but an artist needs a soft 9B, a sharp 9H for details, and all that in between.
Green Guide for Artists: Nontoxic Recipes, Green Art Ideas, & Resources for the Eco-Conscious Artist
Inspire your craftsman with this Green Guide for Artists. If you think he or she will be into creating non-toxic paints, glue, and recycling paper then pass this one on.
This Acrylic Paint & Easel Art Set will get anyone who has lost their painting habit back into the game. Twelve colors of acrylic paint, six brushes, a wooden palette, an 11″ x 14″ Canvas Board, a plastic palette knife, a tabletop easel, and a sturdy portable tote.
If you’re feeling creative yourself, follow these directions to make a Paint Chip Wallet. It just takes a little sewing.
Encourage your artist to get out there in showing prints (or photos) of their work with a Presentation Portfolio Case. The one pictured has ten slots for them to show off their very best work, although it is expandable.
For a more complete way to store all of those supplies, how about a Storage Box with lots of compartments for the big and small utensils.
If bigger is better, then maybe you can help define your artist’s space with a Drafting Table.
Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.