Monday, December 06, 2010

a drawing gift guide

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Looking for simple gifts for someone who draws or is looking to incorporate drawing into their creative routine? Consider assembling a gift basket full of drawing supplies, give them a class or invest in a few great products that will inspire them. I have put together a handful of ideas get you thinking about giving drawing supplies for gifts.




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Sketchbooks are a great gift. Gather a few different types, bundle together and give as gift. You can find a great variety here
This will always be my favorite gift to receive!



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or give a handmade sketchbook like this one from Raspberrie Press



handmade sketchbook from To Boldly Fold
or this handmade leather sketchbook from To Boldly Fold


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a set of micron drawing pens to go with the sketchbook from Sakura



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a set of drawing pencils- Staedtler is my favorite brand




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a complete drawing set from prismacolor for the beginner




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a unique pencil sharpener from blick


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or a fun robot pencil sharpener from boys to men



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you can't go wrong with kneaded erasures- they would make a great stocking stuffer


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or a unique novelty eraser from here



pencil case
How about a handmade pencil case like this hand stitched leather one from Chii Designs
to keep all those pens and pencils.



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or this pretty pencil case from pilo



pencil case from pilli pilli
or this one from pilli pilli- how cute is this?!?!



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of course I have to recommend the Koi Watercolor Field Sketch Set from Sakura as you know it is one of my favorite products out there


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My friend Jane LaFazio teaches sketchbook and watercolor online and live classes here and here and they would make a great gift for those wanting to learn




Carla Sonheim's new online class

or this fabulous online class from Carla Sonheim.



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Carla also has a great drawing book that can be purchased here or here

(What a great pair the class and the book would make!)




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Dawn Sokol's Doodle Diary would also make a fabulous gift!

Dawn also has a great doodling resources on her site


These are just a few of the THOUSANDS of drawing and sketching products out there! Think outside the box, look for unique and simple supplies and give the gift of drawing this holiday :)

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