Some of us are good gift-givers and some of us aren’t, and that’s okay. We’re here for those of you that have only the best intentions but just aren’t ever really sure what to get someone. So if you find that you’re shopping for a gift to nab for the artist in your life, that also happens to love technology, then we have a feeling that by the time you’re done reading this, you’ll have already added the perfect gift for them to your cart. Let’s get started!
Inkless Drawing Board
This is great for the artists that just like to freestyle sometimes, but don’t always feel like digging out all of their supplies or wasting any for that matter. An artist is just a cup’s worth of water away from creating a masterpiece with this inkless drawing board.
Our pick: The Original Buddha Board, shop here
Stylus Pen for iPad
If the artist in your life uses their iPad a lot, then this stylus pen will be the perfect gift for them. What we love most about this pen is that one, it’s compatible with nearly every iPad, and two, it allows so much more tact and precision than using your finger.
Our pick: Stylus Pen for Apple iPad Pencil, shop here
Silicone Brush Rest
Okay, maybe not the biggest technological advance ever, but hey, if you know of an artist that uses brushes, they’ll appreciate having a place to set their brush.
Our pick: Silicone Utensil Rest, shop here
The Nix Pro Color Sensor
Okay, this is super cool and a great fit for the most meticulous of artists. This tiny little gadget gives artists the opportunity to use any color they want in their artwork. The sensor stores thousands upon thousands of colors giving an artist an endless amount of color choices, and the best part? This device is user-friendly making it the perfect gift for amateurs and experts alike.
Our pick: Nix Pro 2 Color Sensor, shop here
This makes for a unique gift for artists that love sketching; rather than having a ton of sketchbooks laying around, artists can use this device to create art, then the device will digitally store their work. The process is pretty cool in itself, artists will slide their Repaper ring onto their sketch pencil, then attach a piece of sketch paper to the graphics tablet, then the Repaper will copy and record the pencil’s motion.
Our pick: iskn Repaper, shop here
Artograph EZ Tracer
Not a lot of artists probably like the idea of tracing, but for artists that take on bigger projects where their own art needs to go from the original size to significantly larger, this tracer makes that task much less daunting. Note that this particular tracer does not come with lightbulbs, so don’t forget to nab some of those.
Our pick: Artograph EZ Tracer, shop here