Gift Ideas For Digital Artists

If you are buying for the holidays, birthdays or just because you are a nice person, a digital artist also loves gifts!

If you’re looking for a gift idea for the digital artist in your life, I have chosen some good items to get you started. There are all sorts of goodies to make their art even better.

Read on for our top 10 gifts for digital artists!

1. Graphics Tablet Drawing Glove

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Parblo PR-01 Two-Finger Glove for Graphics Drawing Tablet Light Box Tracing Light Pad
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Fed up of accidentally drawing with your fingers or hand instead of your pen on your graphics tablet? There is the perfect gift to stop that happening.

A one-finger glove will protect your tablet from accidental touches, only allowing the fabric material to touch the screen. It will give more precise control when drawing digitally.

This is a great gift for any artist who spends hours drawing on their tablet – especially if it is one with a built-in screen.

This simple drawing glove can take the frustration out of your art.

2. Graphics Tablet Stand

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MAX SMART Tablet Drawing Stand, Laptop Stand Riser, Book Reading Stand, Foldable, Portable and Adjustable 6 Angles for Laptop, Digital Graphic Drawing Tablet, Artisul, iPad Pro, Wacom Cintiq (Gray)
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You can buy a stand for your graphics tablet to help you use it more comfortably and ergonomically.

The stand allows you to work in a more natural position, which can help with strains or injuries. A stand will often come with an arm that you attach to your tablet so you don’t have to crane your neck or twist uncomfortably when looking at the screen.

Some people prefer to do digital drawings at an angle, which is where a universal adjustable stand comes in handy. You can tilt the graphics tablet at different angles to suit your preference. Some people find that this helps them work more accurately when drawing freehand with the stylus, while others find it easier on their wrists and arms as they’re not having to press down hard on a table or desk.

The great thing about the MAX SMART tablet stand is that it can also be used with a laptop or iPad too.

3. Photoshop Brush Packs

A great gift for your digital artist might be a selection of new Photoshop brushes.

Brush packs are cheap (around $20) collections of virtual brushes that have been saved in a .ABR file, which is the native Photoshop format for brush files. They allow the artist to draw using different styles.

For example, you can buy sets of paint splatters, watercolor brushes, or ones that create geometrics patterns.

The brushes can be imported and used with any other Photoshop compatible software such as Gimp or Sketchbook Pro. They also work with iPad drawing apps like Procreate.

Here is a selection of places to buy the brushes from:

4. Graphics Tablet Carry Case

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LTGEM Case for Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Draw/Art/Comic/Photo 490 Series or XP-Pen StarG640 6x4 Inch Ultrathin Small Size Digital Drawing and Graphics Tablet with Mesh Pocket.
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If the digital artist you are buying this gift for takes their graphics tablet around with them, consider getting them a carrying case or sleeve.

A graphics tablet carry case will often come with an tough exterior for protection and padding, as well as interior pockets to store cables.

These cases are a fairly inexpensive gift, but can be bulky if you’re carrying around multiple items. But, they ensure that your expensive pens or tablets don’t go through the wear and tear of regular travel.

Just make sure you are buying the right size case for the right model of graphics tablet!

5. Graphics Tablet Screen Protector

Puccy 3 Pack Screen Protector Film, compatible with Wacom One DTC133 DTC133W0D 13.3" TPU Guard ( Not Tempered Glass Protectors )
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Like any device with a screen, a graphics tablet is prone to scuffs and scratches. A screen protector will help protect the tablet’s fragile surface from damage.

The protector is made out of a thin, clear plastic and is applied directly on the tablet screen to shield it from wear and tear. The protector’s easy-to-apply surface means you can apply your graphics tablet without any bubbles or dirt getting in the way!

The protective film will also help keep smudges, finger oil, scratches and fingerprints off, which will help make drawing easier.

6. Paper-like Screen Protector

Celicious Matte Anti-Glare Film Protector Compatible with Wacom Cintiq 16 (DTK-1660) [Pack of 2]
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It’s not just a screen protector, it is a paper-like screen protector!

Some artists hate the feeling of a smooth surface to draw on. Using an iPad can be even worse, the Apple Pencil skating across the glass surface.

Enter a screen protector with a matte finish, which gives more texture to the surface whilst also stopping any scratches or marks on your device.

There is a tradeoff though. The matte screen protectors will alter what you can see on the screen (when using and iPad or Cintiq) making it slightly blurry or hazy. But the benefits to a digital artist will outweigh these minor issues.

7. Longer USB Cable

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This might be a bit of a no-brainer.

I have always found the cable connected to my graphics tablet to be very annoying. It restricts you from positioning the device where you want it and get snagged too easily.

A long USB cable is longer than the standard length, typically around 6 feet in length. The long-length USB cables are useful for connecting your graphics tablet to your computer, allowing you to sit further away from where it would normally need to be located.

Some graphics tablets come with a very short cable which can become restrictive.

Getting your tablet in the right place on your desk to allow maximum freedom but also connection, can be a pain.

Again, like the carry case, make sure you buy the right USB connection for the graphics tablet!

8. Bluetooth Adapter

Wacom Wireless Accessory Kit for Bamboo and Intuos Tablets (ACK40401)
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A graphics tablet bluetooth adapter is an accessory that plugs into the USB port on your computer and connects to a wireless receiver connected to the tablet. It allows you to use a digital drawing tablet without having wires getting in the way of your hand movements or tangling around other devices plugged into your system.

Bluetooth will only work over a certain distance, so you won’t be able to sit too far away from your computer.

If you have a Wacom tablet, make sure you look for the Wacom Wireless Accessory Kit.

9. Replacement Pen Nibs

Wacom ACK20001 Standard Nibs,Black & Pistachio,Small & Medium
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After a while, the nib of your graphics tablet pen can become worn or broken. When that happens, you’ll need to find a replacement.

Luckily there are inexpensive nibs available online for most graphics tablet brands. They are also easy to fit. With a bit of force, the old nib will pop off and you can then screw on your new one.

If in doubt about size or compatibility, it is best to consult with the manufacturer’s customer service team.

10. Wacom Express Key Remote

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Wacom Express Key Remote for Cintiq & Intuos Pro (ACK411050)
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This is a remote control device for Wacom tablets that helps you be more productive. With 17 buttons and a ring, it has shortcuts for all your favorite creative applications.

You can connect up to 5 of these remotes at once, one for each of your favorite programs to make your digital art easier and more fun.

The Express Key also comes in handy when you’re working on large drawings or projects while using both hands. You can quickly and easily control your cursor and selections without having to take one hand off of the tablet.

Plus, it works with most graphics tablets, not just Wacom. People have used it with Huion, Surface Pro and any computer that allows a USB-A connected device.

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