It is that time of year again and your friends and family will probably be thinking about what gifts they can give you if you like art. Many well-meaning friends and family can buy us things that either aren’t suitable or perhaps aren’t the best use of their money. I offer some suggestions to friends and family of budding artists.
Each person’s Christmas list should look different because what you need on your list depends on the type of media you like to use. Acrylic paints are no use to you if you like pastels so try to communicate to your friends and family the type of media you enjoy.
Art to most people means, paint and pencils so understand that your friends and family won’t necessarily understand what ‘watercolour’ or ‘gouache’ means so they may need some hints. This will make their job a lot easier and save you getting any unwanted gifts that could go to waste.