by Ben Platt November 29, 2023
It can be a little tricky finding the right gift for someone but we hope with this article we can give you some ideas for some interesting and innovative gifts for a fellow artist.
Six chunky pastel-like blocks in innovative Inktense formulation. The soft textured XL block has been ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand, allowing you to freely lay down broad strokes and expressive markings, but to also have the control to add fine detail.
Derwent Inktense XL Blocks have been developed with all the special features of Inktense in the most versatile format to date. Inktense XL Blocks are water-soluble and can be used with different watercolour techniques. Activate the magic of Inktense with water, to see the intense vibrancy, exceptional layering that dries permanently and the capability to experiment on a variety of surfaces. Each block contains a high volume of formula, equivalent to 8 pencils.
The Derwent Inktense Paint Pan Studio Set contains the unique Inktense formulation found in our pencil and block ranges. Unlike traditional watercolour, washes of vivid paint can be applied without dissolving previously dried layers.
24 highly pigmented, intensely vibrant watercolour paints that are permanent when fully dry. Experiment with different watercolour techniques to add some fun vibrancy to your fine art piece or use in unconventional ways to add some magic to your crafting projects.
Faber-Castell Clic & Go Water Pot
This particularly useful little pot is made of a hard-wearing rubber. Great as a water pot for when you are on the go or as a cup for pencil shavings and anything else you can think of. Versatile, useful and robust, the perfect additional to any pencil case
The Bob Ross Basic Set
The little brother of the Bob Ross Master Set, this basic set features the essential paints and tools required to get painting in the ala prima or ‘wet-on-wet’ style Bob Ross taught. A fantastic way of testing the water for oil painting without jumping in at the deep end.
Bob Ross Cleaning Bucket & Brush Screen
Cleaning brushes can be an annoying distraction from painting and sometimes working all the paint out of a brush is trickier than it seems. This bucket snuggly fits the vinyl clad cleaning screen which works paint out of brushes swiftly and easily, simply fill it with an appropriate cleaner for the paint you are working with and rinsing will never be simpler.
Master’s Brush Cleaner
Hands down one of the best brush cleaning products on the market today as it makes short work of cleaning even stubborn paint out of brushes. Acrylic, oil or watercolour the Master’s Brush Cleaner never goes amiss.
Master’s Hand Soap
Painting can be a messy affair at times and we are most likely going to get our hands covered in one thing or another but the Master’s Hand Soap works out everything from oil paint to spray paint and even axle grease. This bar of soap can even be used to clean brushes in a pinch and has a pleasant mint scent.
Frisk Yupo Artboards
Yupo is an ultra-smooth gloss synthetic paper which is non-buckling and non-absorbent. It is a great surface to try out techniques on such as watercolour and alcohol inks for highly vibrant and fluid looking results.
Having the tools is one thing but knowing how to use them is another thing entirely. If you know someone who has started off on their artistic journey then a good instructional book can be just the thing to help them focus their enthusiasm and hone their skills. We have books concerning everything from pastel painting to life drawing.
Pro Arte Midas Touch Retractable Brush Set
Do you know a watercolour artist who is always on the move and likes to capture their thoughts and ideas in the moment, then this brush set is the perfect gift. The Midas Touch brush set features 3 Prolene Plus brushes which handle watercolour beautifully and fold away into a rugged and portable pouch.
Faber-Castell Pencil Roll
A superb companion for the travelling artist this artificial leather pencil wrap will comfortably house up to 45 pencils as well as other tools like pens and small sized brushes.
Faber-Castell Perfection Eraser Pencil
A brilliant addition to any pencil case, this precision hard eraser pencil is perfectly suited to correcting small mistakes and working into graphite and charcoal work. The brush helps to dust away shavings without smudging the work with a finger.
Derwent USB Rechargeable Eraser
Precise and easy to use, this latest iteration of the electric eraser allows you to quickly fix mistakes. The usb charging cable means there is no more faffing around with batteries, simply charge and go and the compact size makes it great for travelling sketchbook artists.
Manuscript Sealing Wax Set
Another thoughtful and unique gift to give someone is this set of brass stamps and sealing wax. With this set you can seal letters in the traditional way with a wax imprint which makes for a creative personal touch.
Manuscript Roundhand Set
This beautifully presented calligraphy set makes for a wonderful gift idea for an avid calligrapher or someone looking to dip their toe in the pond of letter writing. The set features a dip pen handle and a selection of round hand style nibs, all included in a lovely wooden box.
The Winsor & Newton Mixed Marker Wallet allows you to explore their high quality, twin-tipped marker range. This handy wallet features 12 ProMarkers, 6 ProMarker BRUSH, 3 Metallic Markers and 3 Neon Markers.You can use them on card, acetate, glass, plastic and wood, as well as paper. The translucent inks are easy to blend and overlay, and the nibs give you consistent coverage with no streaks.
A great gift for a friend or family member who you think would have some fun making their own candles. The kit provides all the essentials for creating coloured and scented candles in a variety of sizes and shapes.
An excellent gift for getting a foot in the door for someone who’s always wanted to give arts & crafts a shot but never knew where to start. Offering everything from card making to glass painting, this eclectic collection of craft projects will get anyone engaged and inspired to create.
Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolour Ink - Set A
These sets make for a fabulous gift for someone special who adores inks and watercolour. These sets contain some of the most intense and highly concentrated watercolours around that make gorgeous washes and blends.
Glass Painting Diffuser Kit
Creativity and lifestyle come together with this excellent craft project box, just the thing for someone you know who likes to really make their living space theirs. The set contains glass bottles, paints and diffuser sticks to make your very own aromatic diffusers.
Faber-Castell Polychromos Wooden Case
The polychromos pencil is a love letter to artists who demand the highest quality from their coloured pencils and the Polychromos Wooden Box set is the kind of gift that would make any artist’s year. Featuring a magnificent selection of some of the best colour pencils on the market all featured in a sleek 2 tier wooden carry case.
A superb value box set for young and beginner artists. The Academy wood box is an excellent starting point and features a comprehensive selection of coloured and graphite pencils and a cartridge paper pad to draw on.
Pebeo 4 Artists Metallic Marker set
Paint marker pens with a twist, these fantastic metallic pens contain a highly pigmented and durable oil based paint meaning that they are hard wearing, waterproof and indelible. Fantastic for street artists who need pens that will write on nearly anything.
Royal & Langnickel Art Cargo Carry Bag
Artists often have a lot of kit to cart about with them so an Art Cargo carry bag is the perfect companion for the roving artist. With a host of pockets and pouches with elasticated sections for holding tools, pads and paints it is suitable for artists of any age.
Derwent Carry All
More than just a simple pencil case the Derwent Carry All is a robust carry bag for storing, transporting and organising up to 132 pencils. Not only that but the Carry All features space enough for a variety of additional tools, sharpeners, paper stumps and dimensions to fit an A5 sketchbook or pad.
Derwent Technique Brushes
Sometimes you need a brush that is just a little usual to accomplish the task at hand and this set of brushes will cover all the bases in that regard. This set of 6 technique brushes create all manner of different textures and brush marks from large sweeping strokes to scratchy slashes of colour.
FW Mixed Media Markers
Fw mixed media markers are a wonderfully versatile addition to any artist's pencil case and give you the option to pick and choose the colours and mediums you want to draw with. Refillable and suitable for inks, watercolour and even fluid acrylic, great for illustrators, designers and street artists alike.
Mijello Artelier Airtight Palette
A good palette is useful, indispensable in fact, but an airtight palette is even better. Mijello’s airtight palette features an airtight seal surrounding the rim of its two halves which keeps acrylic and oil paints usable in between painting sessions.
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