16 Art Gifts For Teens Who Like To Draw
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Ipad and Apple Drawing Pencil
With a digital canvas you can use a whole host of different types of pens and brushes with an unlimited pallete of colors. You add multiple layers to your drawings which makes it easy to create masterpieces. You can create electronic versions of your pictures - email them to people, put them on instagram or use them as a screen saver on a phone.
The Apple pencil has thousands of different pressure sensitive levels. You can vary the pressure or slope of the pencil tip to adjust the darkness of the width of a stroke of a brush while coloring. It also has the best palm rejection feature of any stylus when using an ipad. This means you can rest your hand on the screen and it won't register the touch. All these features plus the quality of the nib make it feel like you're just sketching on a piece of paper.
He has drawn all kinds of pictures using pro create 5 app notable for it's slick interface. The app now includes a whole host of animation tools. Not only can they draw, be he can bring his drawings to life.
A case is recommended for the Apple pencil to ensure it's not broken easily!
Computer Graphics Tablet
The upside is the graphics tablet featured is much less expensive than buying an ipad and a stylus.
The pencil included has thousands of levels of pressure just like the Apple pencil.
It has a slim and sleek profile and is a great size for drawing. There are 6 customizable shortcut keys and a touch bar which can be programmed to zoom in and out of your canvas, scroll up and down and more. The pen is comfortable to use and is battery free - so it doesn't need charging.
A4 Ultra-thin Portable LED Light Box Tracer
Ideal for stenciling, 2D Animation, calligraphy, embossing, scrapbooking, sketching and drawing.
The tracer is powered via USB and comes with a USB cable.
Watercolor Palette with Paper
For more traditional drawing / painting on paper consider this watercolor palette set.
It comes with 2 refillable water blending brush pains, a storage case and 15 sheets of water color paper.
Fab for portable creations.
The water pens have flexible nylon paint brush tips to allow for broad and fine strokes
Oil Painting Paint by Number Kits
The oil painting by numbers kits are perfect for teens looking to hone painting skills and control with a paintbrush.
The finished painting can also yield some fantastic results.
There are all kinds of brilliant painting by number kits to choose from.
The kit comes with 3 size painting brushes
It's easy to follow and suitable for all skills levels
Professional Set of Water Color Pencils
The best drawings are going to require the best tools and teenagers who love to draw will appreciate a set of professional water color pencils.
The amount you spend will depend on your budget but the pencils featured are 72 bright colored pencils come in a broad array of brilliant, saturated colors.
Each pencil is labeled & numbered for easy color identification.
Don't Forget the Paper
If he likes to doodle, sketch and draw on the go, a writing tablet is worth considering as a gift.
You can draw and sketch anything you want. No paper requried. When you have finished just press the erase button and start again.
The tablet is light and thin so super portable. Great for car journeys or when you are waiting around.
It's also good for writing notes when doing homework, leaving messages for other family members and playing games such as hangman.
How To Draw Books
Each tutorial breaks the process down so you can achieve quick, satisfying results.
In addition to pencil renderings, the author demonstrates techniques for working with charcoal, pen, and colored pencil, and provides tips and sidebars on blending, texture, perspective, and shading.
Allow them to draw their creations in 3D with a 3doodler pen.
It's easy to use. Just Plug the 3D Pen in, insert 3Doodler create plastic, wait for the 3D Pen to heat up and then you're good to go!
This 3D Pen comes packed with 15 different colors of 3Doodler Create plastic refills & a comprehensive activity guide book.
Line and Wash Sketching Set
Line and wash sketching combines linework and watercolor together in sketchwork.
The line and wash sketching set featured includes 6 graphie pencils which allow teen artists to create the backbone of the sketch.
There are 2 watersoluble graphite pencils which can be used with the included waterbrush to bring a new dimension to a teen's artwork.
The set also includes an eraser and eraser sheild which makes it easier to be prescise in where you are erasing. The eraser shield a range of shapes and corners which comes in handy when you want to erase specific parts. There's also a pencil sharpener and a paper stump. The paper stump allows you to blend the excess dusty graphite as part of your design.
The set also comes with a tin box to keep all the accessories together.
How To Draw Minecraft, Roblox and Fortnite
If he likes to draw and play video games, this book will help him combine the two passions. There are step by step guides on how to draw characters from Minecraft, Roblox and Fortnite.
There are many books for kids with tutorials on drawing video game characters but this one is more advanced the most making it ideal for kids in their early teens who like drawing.
Drawing Board Games
Doodle Face Game
Artsy Fartsy: Drawing Game for Kids and Families
This is another fun drawing game.
It's easy to learn, for kids and adults from aged 10 plus and requires 4 to 12 years.
There's lots of drawing in the game and to make it extra fun sometimes it includes blind drawing and drawing with your non dominant hand.
There's also some bathroom humor as well (nothing too bad but of course it will appeal to teenage boys!)
Moleskine Art Collection Sketching Kit
If you're after a high quality sketching set for a teenage boy, look no futher.
The Moleskine notebook is great quality with 104 thick 200g/m pages. The cover is durable with an elastic closure band which is great for holding writing papers and notes.
The set of 5 pencils are also very high quality and the set is ideal for teen artists who enjoy sketching.