Cultivating artistic inklings and inspiration is always a worthy way to spend leisure time. While there will always be a debate as to whether artistic aptitude is something one is born with, or whether it can be learned, there is little doubt that the more you practice anything the better you will get.
The latest products from Printworks take this account, with the kit of Emerging Artist Essential Tools a brilliant package for anyone who is just beginning to take their drawing more seriously. Ideal as a present for any kind of artist at any stage in their creativity, the set includes everything needed to get pictures out into the world.
The collection includes a wooden mannequin for practising proportional sketches of the human form, a variety of pencils, crayons, sharpeners and an eraser. All brought together in professional looking grey fabric box, the set is bound to provide valuable service to the artist keen to record the ideas.
The above Printworks Frame Book Great Art is ideal for once an artist has completed their artwork an is happy to display it. Making a lovely gift for an artist, the stylish book contains 30 A4 size sections compiled together in built-in frames. Available in black, beige and grey, the books also include space for notes from the artist. A beautiful option for the coffee table, the frame book could display your own art or someone else's work you admire.
Artistic inspiration also comes from relaxation and simply taking time out and relaxing with images. Putting your mind to work on a puzzle is a great way to do this. The Printworks Jigsaw Puzzle, Glacier is sure to bring a cool and clear focus to the leisurely task at hand. Featuring the blues and whites of a mass of ice, the 500 piece jigsaw puzzle showcases the power of nature. Made from high-quality cardboard, the puzzle is bound to be enjoyed over and over.
Another fantastic jigsaw puzzle from Printworks includes a completely different kind of climate. The Printworks Jigsaw Puzzle, Subway Art Fire captures the striking work of photographer David Altrath. Originally featured in Stockholm's underground rail stations, the piece here - entitled Solna Centrum Station - imagines the subway escalator travelling over a Nordic forest and into the red sky. Beautifully intense and vivid, the 1000 piece jigsaw is bound to get the imagination flowing!