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Sketchy on the Details

My sibling is getting really into sketching/pencil drawing. My other sibling and I want to get her some good art supplies for Christmas; a nice leather refillable sketchbook, a pencil set, and some paper. The problem is that neither of us knows the first thing about art and drawing paper. What's the best kind of paper to use for pencil/charcoal drawings, and where is a good place to order some online?
posted by Scattercat on Oct 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Art for Their Sake?

What should I get my niece and nephew for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Nov 30, 2011 - 9 answers

looking for art about nuanced perspective

I am looking for a specific sort of birthday gift for a friend. He would like to be reminded of the fact that reality is not binary, that What Is does not always neatly fall into one of two opposite extremes. [more inside]
posted by parapluie on Nov 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Beyond sketch pads.

What would make a good birthday present for a charming, arty, somewhat dyspraxic sixteen-year-old? [more inside]
posted by henryaj on Jan 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Good gifts for first time art instructors?

Art Professors and Art College Instructors: What helped you get through your first semester of teaching? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Do they sell "Potion of Art Job +1" stocking stuffers?

GiftFilter: What can I give my brother-in-law for Christmas that will help improve his chances of getting a 3D art job? [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Dec 17, 2008 - 11 answers

B-Day Care Package Ideas?

Unique gift ideas for surprise birthday/care package for female friend in the UK for under $50 (not including shipping)? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Apr 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Recommendations for buying a potter's wheel?

I would like to buy my girlfriend a potter's wheel for her birthday, but don't really know anything about where to look, what to look for, or the price I can expect to pay. Any suggestions or recommendations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2008 - 13 answers

I'm not an artist, but I can Photoshop over one.

What are some pictures/paintings of groups of people that are instantly recognizable? I'm thinking along the line's of da Vinci's "The Last Supper" and would lend itself to having photographs (probably poorly) photoshopped over the faces for a friend's going-away gift? [more inside]
posted by banannafish on Aug 30, 2007 - 35 answers

Watercolor paper - artist gift recommendations?

I'm looking for recommendations for high quality watercolor paper for my girlfriend as part of a birthday gift. - bonus if it works well with acrylics - Recommendations for good watercolor paints also appreciated. [more inside]
posted by freq on Aug 29, 2005 - 8 answers

How can I find a decent portrait maker for under $1000?

I would like to give my mother a pastel portrait of my grandmother as a gift for my mother's upcoming milestone birthday. However, I'm having a very hard time finding an artist who would create a quality portrait based on a photograph, despite having a well-regarded art college in my home city. Everything I look at looks more like a portrait that would win a prize at the county fair than something I'd want to give as a gift. I'd like to spend less than $1000.00 US. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Sep 27, 2004 - 5 answers

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