Art Supply Gift Sets

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Looking for a gift that will make a difference for someone who likes to draw or paint?

Inspire them with professional artist approved art sets. Each art supply set selection has storage.

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Drawing and Sketching Pencil Set In Zippered Case

Draw and Sketch pencil set Includes zippered carrying case for storing and protecting your art tools

  • The Keep N' Carry features elastic bands to hold all your tools in place for easy traveling and storage

  • Includes 12 graphite pencils, 1 white eraser, 1 sharpener, 1 drawing pad and 1 zippered carrying case

  • Keep N' Carry case measures 6-inch by 10-3/4-inch


Pro Art 18-Piece Sketch/Draw Pencil Set

Natural finish Artist sketching pencils in reusable plastic case

  • Great for all types of artists

  • Set contains eight pencils, three charcoal pencils, one sketch stick and two charcoal sticks.

  • Additional two sharpeners, eraser and blender


Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 50 Color Set

Brilliant colored pastels apply smoothly and blend easily for subtle shades, tints and color mixtures

  • Easy to use for all levels of artists

  • Acid-free pastels are ideal for use on paper, board or canvas

  • More vivid than chalk pastels and more resistant to the effects of humidity for long-lasting drawings

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Art Advantage Oil and Acrylic Brush Set

Twenty-four piece Artist brush set

  • Free canvas brush roll-up

  • Long wood handle brushes

  • Synthetic and natural bristle brushes

  • Perfect for oil and acrylic paint 


Royal & Langnickel Deluxe Sketch Box Set

Drawing and Sketching travel studio

Perfect for drawing and sketching on the go

  • Includes color pencils, graphite pencils, sketch pad, blending tools, sandpaper block, erasers, sharpener, instruction book

  • Black canvas zipper case with room for additional supplies

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Royal & Langnickel Deluxe Sketching Artist Box Set

  • The Deluxe Sketching Box Set by Royal & Langnickel is great for those who love to sketch and draw

  • The art set features a large array of tools to for experimenting or refining sketching and drawing talents

  • Includes 12 graphite pencils, 6 compressed graphite sticks, 6 compressed charcoal sticks, 12 compressed color sticks, 4 pastel pencils, and more

  • Also includes 1 5-inch by 7-inch sketching/drawing pad, 1 mannequin, 1 6-inch ruler, 1 sanding block, 1 sharpener and more

  • Wooden storage case measures 13-7/8-inch by 6-7/8-inch by 2-1/2-inch


Royal & Langnickel Premier Sketch Pencil Art Set

Premier Sketching and Drawing set  

Professional quality drawing supplies in beautiful dark-toned wood case

  • Includes 12 graphite pencils, 12 compressed color sticks, 12 sketching sticks, 4-piece vine charcoal, 3 charcoal pencils, 2 blending stumps

  • 1 Sharpener, 1 sandpaper block, 1 kneadable eraser, 1 drawing eraser

  • 1 Rich, dark-tone wood case with nesting trays, hinged lid with metal hasp closure


90 Piece Premium Art Set in Custom Metal Case

 Premium Multi-purpose Art Set

  • A complete set of assorted art media

  • Comes in an organized aluminum carrying case

  • Acrylic Paint with brushes, Oil Pastels, Color Pencils and Sketching supplies

  • Set contains 90 pieces

Artist Trading Cards

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ATC groups and supplies

Are you interested in trading or exchanging your Artist Trading Cards? -  Here are 5 Artist Trading Card groups.

 Need some supplies to make ATCs?  - Scroll down to shop for what you need to make awesome Artist Trading Cards.  

Artist Trading Card local meetups

http://artisttradingcards.meetup.com

Find Artist Trading Card groups near you through meetup.com.

“Meet other local collectors, creators and traders. Share your favorite collectible art made to trade with other artists!”

Illustrated ATCs

http://www.illustratedatcs.com/

“We are a juried trading group for artists who have been creating art for sometime and want to trade for ATCs and mail art that exhibits a more advanced stage of artistic development and skill. If you're still learning to draw or paint, then this probably isn't the place for you.”
- from the Illustrated ATC registration page

ATCs for All

http://www.atcsforall.com

"Our focus is on friendly ATC and mail art trading and swapping in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is welcome here. All mediums are welcome too--stamping, painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, fabric, clay--you name it, we do it! And we don't just trade ATCs; there is a lot going on here."

Art Cards Wanted

http://www.artcardswanted.com/

"Two months ago, we started up a new website dedicated to art cards (ACEOs), because of the growing interest from artists around the world and our own members. Although the ArtCardsWanted.com site is very new, it's already been a great success."

ATC World

http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ATC_World/

“If you love ATC's (Artist Trading Cards), then come join us! We have swaps running all the time, each listed in the database. This group is for sharing art work through ATCs.”

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Developing Your Own Manga Style

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Developing your own style Fan art is a great way to get more practice. Do all your favorite characters in their original style or do them in YOUR style. Are you thinking you don’t have a style ? Try this: Collect a group of 20 images of artwork that you admire. When you look at the pictures do they have things in common? That can help direct your to your style.

Your Manga Gallery

Start an Instagram or Tumblr account and post your finished artwork and your work in progress. Here’s why you want to do this. It becomes an gallery for your work. A place to show your art. Its good to see your work ‘published’. Another reason to start your online gallery this way is to see your development. If you practice your Manga or Anime Art you will get better. When you look back at your work on your Instagram or Tumblr account, you will notice the progress. Search hashtags or tags #manga, #anime and character or title of your fan art and like and follow other artists that inspire or interest you.

Try new things

Experiment with taking photos of your art in different kinds of light to see what works best for your art. Try scanning or copying your work and printing it out multiple copies and coloring it directly.

7 Christmas Gift Ideas for Digital Artists

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If you are looking to encourage your loved ones to grow their artistic abilities, giving them a tablet might transform their life. Digital art is a great medium because it doesn't require many materials after you got the tablet and it's possible to do very precise lines and colors. There are no limits with digital art, whatever you can dream up is possible to do. There is no worry about running out of paper or paint. Skills in digital arts will help anyone seeking to become a professional artist, illustrator or designer.


Studio 9

  • Can convert drawings (on paper) into ready to animate art in one click
  • Recommended for all levels of artists
  • Use with mouse or tablet and pen
  • Make your characters talk with easy-to-use integrated lipsyncing
  • Lots of online videos available for tutorials and ideas
$25.90

SketchBook Pro

Award winning software for everyone who loves to draw.

  • Free up the sketching process with ultra-responsive digital pencils, pens, markers, paintbrushes and airbrushes
  • Designed to respond and feel just like a physical sketchpad when used with pen tablets
  • Streamlined interface keeps you in the creative zone
  • Features Copic Markers and the Copic Color System

Manga Studio 

  • A drawing program well known for its crisp sharp lines
  • Intergrates with Photoshop and layers
  • Artists love it for its realistic hand-drawn feel
  • Import your inked work directly and draw with mouse or pen tablet
  • Can be used with mouse or tablet and pen
  • Very active Manga Studio support community

Digital Graphic Drawing Tablet

Great tool for children and adults who are new to the graphics tablet world

  • Most affordable graphic tablet of its size
  • 1,024 levels of pen-pressure sensitivity
  • Cordless pen for a natural cursor control
  • Universal with all compatible operating systems
  • 2048 lines per inch of resolution

Wacom Bamboo Craft Tablet

  • Full version of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Win / Mac for editing, retouching, enhancing and sharing digital photos
  • Full version of Corel Painter Essentials 4.0 (Win / Mac) for creating natural media art and turning photos into paintings
  • Battery-free, ergonomic pen with two switches and an erasure
  • Small pen and touch Bamboo Craft pen tablet with 4 ExpressKeys
  • USB cable connection

Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet

  • Edit digital photos, paint and draw with the natural feel of a pen on paper
  • Free downloadable creative software included - Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, Autodesk Sketchbook Express, Art rage 3 Studio and Nik Color Efex Pro we3
  • Multi-touch gestures to scroll, zoom, rotate and more
  • Pressure sensitive pen with eraser
  • 3 replacement nibs included, located in the middle compartment of the tablet
  • 4 application specific Express Keys
  • Active area 6 x 3.7 in
  • Wireless accessory kit sold separately

Wacom Intuos Pen Small Tablet

  • Lite art creation - Painting, drawing, sketching or document mark-up
  • Free downloadable creative software included - Autodesk Sketchbook Express and Art rage 3 Studio
  • Application specific express keys
  • Pressure sensitive pen - without eraser
  • 3 replacement nibs included, located in the middle compartment of the tablet
  • 4 application specific Express Keys
  • Active area 6 x 3.7 in
  • Wireless accessory kit sold separately

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5 Premier Art Supply Set Christmas Gifts for Artists

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These beautiful Artist Premier sets from respected artist suppliers Royal and Langnickel come complete with high quality selections of artist materials, all in very attractive wood cases.

Each customized case has protective holders for the materials, so even on-the-go artists can travel with confidence.

$24.69

The Premier Sketching Art Case Set contains essential sketching materials and tools.

Quality pro-level products are housed in a rich dark brown wood case with handle.

This set is ideal for beginning artists and students and is an exceptional value.

Premier fine art sketching pencils and tools

40 Piece Art Set

  • 12 graphite pencils
  • 6 sketching sticks
  • 6 charcoal sticks
  • 4 pc vine charcoal
  • 4 pastel pencils
  • 1 artist mannequin
  • 1 sandpaper block
  • 1 kneadable eraser
  • 1 drawing eraser
  • 1 sharpener
  • 1 wood carrying case with custom trays
 

$26.16

53 Piece Art Set

Premier Pastel Pencil Art Set

  • 36 soft pastels
  • 4 pastel pencils
  • 4 pc. vine charcoal
  • 3 charcoal pencils
  • 2 blending stumps
  • 1 sharpener
  • 1 kneadable eraser
  • 1 sandpaper block
  • I wood case with nesting trays
 

$33.90

The Premier Color Pencil and Drawing Set brings together all the inspiring color drawing supplies in a finished wood case.

Quality materials thoughtfully organized in self-contained in custom trays. 

This premium drawing set benefits artists of all levels.

44 Piece Art Set

  • 24 compressed color sticks
  • 12 color pencils
  • 4 fluorescent color pencils
  • 2 metallic color pencils
  • 2 blending stumps
  • 1 sharpener
  • 1 Kneadable eraser
  • 1 sandpaper block
  • 1  wood case with nesting trays
 

$36.90

The Royal All Media with Easel Set is a comprehensive collection of all media artist materials.

The convenient wood storage and travel chest converts into a sturdy table-top easel.

An outstanding set of tools for your studio or an ideal gift for an artist or serious art student.

48 Piece Art Set

  • 12 oil paint tubes
  • 12 watercolor paint tubes
  • 12 acrylic paint tubes
  • 2 white bristle brushes
  • 2 taklon brushes
  • 2 white nylon brushes
  • 3 plastic palette knives
  • 1 watercolor pad
  • 1 six well palette and
  • 1 combination easel and storage box
 

$79.90

The Premier Painting Chest is the ultimate art set for artists and aspiring artists.

The dark wood chest with drawers is as functional as it is beautiful. The chest is a treasure trove containing a huge assortment of richly pigmented paints, famous Royal & Langnickel brushes and all the tools you need to start painting.

If you take a serious approach to your art, this is one, serious set. Just add your preferred surface and you're ready to create a premier work of art.

80 Piece Art Set

 

  • 12 oil paint tubes
  • 12 acrylic paint tubes
  • 12 watercolor cakes
  • 6 gold taklon brushes
  • 6 white taklon brushes
  • 6 bristle brushes
  • 2 sketching pencils
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 white eraser
  • 1 palette knife
  • 1 palette
  • 1 bottle linseed oil
  • 1 brush rack
  • 3 artist’s guide booklets
  • 1 hinged 2 drawer chest with built in brush rest
 

Getting Started Drawing Manga

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“Do everything by hand, even when using the computer.”

-Hayao Miyazaki

Manga is a great way for beginning artists to practice drawing skills. Draw what you enjoy and practice every day!

The materials needed for practicing are simple and low cost, just pencil and paper to begin. Use anything to practice basic skills but also have a good set of professional pencils and quality paper for finished artwork.

The pro-level paper allows more erasing and blending without damage to the paper. Better pencils and markers allow smoother movements for more control with your lines.

 

What You will Learn by Doing Manga Art

Don’t underestimate the creative skills beyond art that you can learn in making your own Manga. Character development, storytelling, pacing, narrative, layout, composition, all come together when you make your own Manga and Anime.

Work in groups for big projects and assign each person a part. Publish and print your own mini-magna.



Learn From the Best Manga Artist

Hayao Miyazaki

Artist Hayao Miyazaki is the award-winning director of the popular animated films, PRINCESS MONONOKEHOWL'S MOVING CASTLE and SPIRITED AWAY.

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