You are looking for a gift related to drawing, and you want to replace the traditional gift card from a culture or stationery store? Between digital and more conventional objects, there is no shortage of gift ideas for artists nowadays. So check out the list and enjoy the best personalized gifts to give to artists who are passionate about drawing, on their birthday, Christmas, or for any occasion that deserves to please them.
1. A hybrid graphics tablet: the perfect gift for beginners as well as professionals.
Whether you're a beginner in computer drawing, an experienced digital artist, or even an artist who usually works with traditional tools but wants to embark on a digital journey, a graphics tablet such as the Repaper is a must-have gift idea for Christmas, birthdays, Valentine's Day, or any other special event that requires a very special item. Versatile, thanks to the possibility to put a sheet of paper directly on the surface of the tablet, and to draw with a traditional pencil, this tablet allows you to reproduce each pencil stroke on the interface of the graphic software, thanks to its magnetic ring and its super innovative Made in France technology. Mobile, with its battery, and with an affordable price, it can also be used in a more traditional way, with a stylus, which will also appeal to those who are used to standard digital graphics tablets. With a graphics tablet that combines traditional and digital drawing, you can't go wrong with an ultimate, innovative, high-tech and super convenient gift for a designer.
2. A drawing case with all the essentials for drawing.
Do you know a friend, colleague or relative who wants to get more serious about drawing? For a special occasion such as a farewell gift or a birthday, a drawing case as a gift for a beginner is an option that should be seriously considered. Today, there are cases of all sizes and for all budgets. From a simple pencil kit that will allow you to draw all styles of strokes, to a complete set including wooden pencils, colored pencils, felt pens, erasers and other pastels or even watercolors for those wishing to mix drawing and painting, you will be able to meet all your needs by opting for this gift idea. The budding artists will then only have to launch into original artistic drawings thanks to the multiplicity of tools provided, and even the youngest will be entitled to an easy to handle set, with a drawing case for teenagers or children.
3. Digital drawing accessories.
Sometimes it's hard to find gifts for a designer who already has all the equipment in their possession. However, you know a colleague or a close friend who is a new technology enthusiast, and who wants specific tools for his or her graphic tablet? So take the opportunity to offer him or her a digital drawing accessory, or even a kit of these small devices, for Christmas, Father's or Mother's Day, a farewell gift or any other special occasion. Whether it's a stylus with specific ergonomics, which can be used on a classic graphics tablet or a hybrid one, or a drawing glove that avoids friction between the hand and the screen of the digital tablet, without forgetting a small protective cover for nomads who like to work outside, especially with a battery-powered tablet like the Repaper, there are a lot of different accessories that allow you to optimize your digital drawing practice, and that will be welcome gift ideas in the drawer's toolbox.
4. A comic notebook for comic book and manga fans.
If you know the classic sketchbook, how about giving an original gift for a manga or comic book artist, which is completely off the beaten track? With this drawing gift, the lucky holder will be able to start creating an original comic book or manga, thanks to the bubbles and blank boxes that are just waiting to be filled in. For a birthday party, a Christmas gift, a little attention for Valentine's Day or for a special event, offering a customizable comic book or manga drawing book means giving free rein to the creative people around you, allowing the recipient to create an original story and let his or her drawing talent shine through.
5. A graphic tablet for beginners in digital drawing.
Digital drawing is becoming more and more popular, and even beginners are aware of this. Offering a small graphic tablet without screen to a sketcher for Christmas or a birthday is then a solution to please at an affordable price, and allow him or her to initiate to the so particular technique that digital drawing requires. He or she will discover the particular sensations of the pen, the learning of hand-eye coordination, not necessarily obvious at first, the drawing coming to life on the computer screen and not on the surface of the graphic tablet, as well as the mastery of the tools integrated in the graphic software. Be careful though, the transition from traditional drawing to digital drawing can be complicated, and if a hybrid tablet like the Repaper allows you to make this transition smoothly, with a tablet without a more traditional screen, you'll have to be sure of the motivation of the person to whom you're going to offer this gift, which remains an important investment.
6. A book to learn how to draw.
We all have in our entourage a person who likes to draw, or who has been talking for a long time about learning this graphic art, and you wish to offer a small gift that will please him or her? A book of drawing techniques will be perfect for a beginner or aspiring artist. For a birthday gift, a retirement gift, for your colleague to try new activities, or for your parents on Mother's or Father's Day, there are 1000 good reasons to offer a book that will allow them to learn the basics of drawing, or to progress around many techniques in order to be able to make a quality personalized drawing. Methods for beginners, learning proportions, advanced practices,... There will be something for everyone, and many books exist for all levels and all drawing styles.
7. An articulated mannequin to practice character drawing.
What could be better than a real model to practice drawing characters in motion? Treat the drawing enthusiast with an unusual gift that will be a real asset for practicing proportions and human anatomy. Small mannequins, accurately representing every aspect of the human body, and which can be put in different positions, will be ideal for learning to draw characters. Proportioned like a miniature male or female body, there are even some with a telescopic arm or a base, in order to maintain them in positions of movement, which will be perfect for creating dynamic drawings, far from the usual still lifes or portraits. At a party or a birthday party, all artists will be delighted to receive this practical accessory to work on their drawing technique.
8. A personal drawing for a gift like no other
If cartoonists like to draw, they also appreciate works, drawings as well as paintings, that they did not necessarily create with their own hands. By offering a personalized drawing, which reflects their tastes, or simply which is a stylized portrait of the recipient of this gift, like a caricature, you are gifting them with a personal present thanks to this original drawing idea. For Christmas gifts, a wedding party with a drawing representing the lovers, a housewarming or a farewell party, the drawers will love to receive this unique work.
9. A gift for drawing professionals: The graphic table with integrated screen.
Want to choose a professional designer gift that demonstrates that you really care about the person it is intended for? The graphic tablet with built-in screen is a great choice for a gift that will not go unnoticed at Christmas, a birthday or for a successful Valentine's Day. Easier to handle than a traditional non-display graphics tablet, it offers stylus drawing directly on a built-in HD screen. Although it does not provide a classic drawing sensation, as one could have with the Repaper for example, this type of equipment nevertheless avoids the concern of hand-eye coordination, which is sometimes a problem with graphic tablets without a screen. However, before making your choice, don't skimp on quality, with a high-end screen, and a precise calibration between the screen and the pen, so as not to offer a tablet that will quickly end up at the bottom of the cupboard. These elements imply a significant cost, which makes the graphics tablet with screen a certain investment that is not within the reach of all.
10. A drawing table for the most assiduous.
Does your child, husband, friend, or colleague draw every day on a regular basis? Are you looking for a birthday gift, a Valentine's Day gift, or a Christmas gift for a drawer? By opting for a drawing table, the equivalent of an easel for painters, you offer your friends and family the opportunity to have all the tools they need to draw in the best conditions. Module to put on a desk, tilting table, with or without storage, in wood or metal... There are all types, all sizes, and for all budgets. In any case, the drawing table will be a perfect gift idea so that your loved ones can draw serenely and in the most comfortable way possible.
So what gift to choose for a designer?
The search for the perfect drawing gift for a friend, colleague or loved one's birthday, or for Christmas or any other special occasion is not necessarily easy. But as we have seen, with versatile graphic tablets such as hybrid tablets, other more professional but more expensive items, such as the tablet with screen or the drawing table, or even accessories for beginners or that will please without having to spend hundreds of euros, you will inevitably find the right gift idea according to your budget, which will be ideal for the artists of your entourage.
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