10 great Christmas Gift Ideas for Artists and Cartoonists

Get a gift that will inspire an artist into creative mode.  Something to drag them away from the phone, pad or gaming screen.

Here are 10 gift ideas that will give any artist hours of enjoyment and develop their artistic talents!

See our highly rated artists gift list for santa here…


Exercises to Make Simple Pencil Drawings Easy to Create Great Cartoons 

Does cartoonists ‘block’ actually exist.  Do you get stuck for an idea for an illustration and the clock is ticking?

We show you some  simple ways to find original ideas for new cartoons; show you how to transfer your pencil sketch onto the graphics tablet without losing the initial  creative flair and how to exercise your creative genius like an athlete

See our drawing tips right here …


which wacom cintiq tablet should i buyGraphics Drawing Tablets

If you are considering your first graphics tablet to take your cartooning to a new level or are looking for an upgrade we have a comprehensive guide to whats out there on the market.

From entry level under $50 up to the best graphics drawing tablets for artists we cover them all to help you make an informed choice. See our art tablet reviews  Get more information right here…



Art Equipment reviews

We look at pens, pencils, water-color paint and a lot more to give you comprehensive reviews comparing and finding the best arty equipment for your artistic talents!

Read the reviews right here…




reference-books-for-cartoonistsReference books for cartoon artists

We review a range of books for the complete beginner up to the professional cartoonist.  Great reference books are an essential source of inspiration , cartoon tips and cartooning ideas.  See more right here…

staedler-drafting-machine-drawing-boardDrawing boards 

Keep your artwork rock solid with a drawing board.  With a tabletop or laptop drawing board you can make your precious artwork secure and remove any chance of movement and picking up dirt, dust or the grain of the table.

Check to 5 highly rated artists drawing boards right here…

preparing-to-assembleWe show you how to package and present your artwork to sell in picture mats (mounts) and what supplies and equipment you need to get you started 

Setting up a small business or extending your existing lines of merchandise for your cartoons and artwork is not as difficlt or expensive as you may think.  I take you through the basics of putting the picture mat together in the best way for presentation for selling. See my illustrated step by step article here…