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Jessi Illustrates Top 5 arty gifts this Christmas

Jessi illustrates
Top 5 arty gifts

Christmas is coming fast and if you are anything like me, it can be a struggle to find meaningful gifts. I often get asked what the best art materials are to buy for the arty folk in your life, so here are my top 5 arty gifts this Christmas.

Number 1

The Everything Art Handbook

This is one of my favourite books and I regularly reference it for ideas and to check techniques when I’m delivering workshops.

The Everything Art Handbook is the perfect all-inclusive resource for beginning artists wanting to experiment and play with a variety of art mediums and techniques. The Everything Art Handbook is divided into sections focusing on different art mediums, such as drawing, pastel, watercolour, acrylic, oil, calligraphy, mixed media, colour, composition, and more.

Amazon £10.50


Number 2

How to draw book

This book is great for younger children and breaks down each part of the drawing into little steps.

An easy-to-follow, step-by-step drawing book that helps children master the simple drawing skills to draw a range of animals, people and objects. It comes with plenty of space for doing their own drawings.

Amazon £5.59


Number 3

Art bundle - Crawford & Black Bumper Acrylic Painting Set

A great bundle from ‘the Works’ which has everything you need for a great start to painting with acrylic (my paint of choice). All in a handy carry case.

Includes: • 12 x acrylic paints • 1 x plastic palette • 5 x palette knives • 1 x canvas pad • 10 x assorted brushes • 2 x canvas boards

The Works £10.00


Number 4

Brushes - Crafty Club Kids Beginners Round Paintbrush

As I have mentioned in the past, the right brushes can make a huge difference to the quality of your painting and these nifty brushes are part of my brush selection. They are good quality for the price and have a rubber grip to prevent rubbing on your finger.

With six different colourful brushes included, your arty kids will be all set to create a variety of gorgeous paintings.

The Range £1.99


Number 5

Royal and Langnickel Sketching / Drawing Artist Easel

If you want to splash out on an extra special gift, this fabulous set not only includes all the materials to start your sketching journey but it is also all encased within a tabletop easel. Perfect for the keen pencil artist, student, or traveling artist regardless of age or experience


· Case converts into a tabletop easel enabling the artist on-the-go to set up a studio anywhere

· Storage box with easel measures 10-5/8-inch by 13-inch by 3-3/4-inch

· Also includes 12 pastel sticks, 1 sanding block, 1 sharpener, 12 graphite pencils, 3 woodless pencils, 3 charcoal pencils, 3 woodless charcoal pencils, 4 vine charcoal, 6 compressed graphite sticks and 1 easel/storage box

Amazon £53.49

Jessi Illustrates Etsy Shop

In addition to all of these lovely art materials you can also find unique products created by my own fair hand over in my Esty shop. From a range of colourful tea towels, cards, coasters, to original art and prints this Christmas. There is something for everyone.

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