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kelzey2
11-12-2016, 04:43 PM
Hi everyone

I need some advice on a Christmas gift for my sister. She has just gotten back into drawing/painting and I'd like to buy her a desktop easel for Christmas. I like the look of this one:

http://www.arthousedirect.com.au/files/product_images/1203_pic2.jpg

The angle and size can be adjusted and there's a drawer on the right hand side, but I feel like she would be more comfortable with a completely solid back like this one:

http://procartoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/US-Art-Supply-Solid-Solana-Adjustable-Wood-Desktop-Easel-2.jpg

I don't want to ask her because I know she'll say she doesn't want one, but I know if I get her one, she will use it. I can't seem to find one that fits what I'm looking for. Does anyone know where I could get one which is adjustable, has a drawer on the right hand side and has a solid back, or does anyone have any advice on what would be a good one to get her?

Thanks,
kelzey2

Jason
11-12-2016, 09:32 PM
Try Michaels, Hobby Lobby or other similar brick and mortar stores locally.

If you are ok with shopping online, try Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Easel

Helix
11-13-2016, 03:13 AM
Try Michaels, Hobby Lobby or other similar brick and mortar stores locally.

If you are ok with shopping online, try Amazon

The OP's in Western Australia.


Hi everyone

I need some advice on a Christmas gift for my sister. She has just gotten back into drawing/painting and I'd like to buy her a desktop easel for Christmas. I like the look of this one:

http://www.arthousedirect.com.au/files/product_images/1203_pic2.jpg

The angle and size can be adjusted and there's a drawer on the right hand side, but I feel like she would be more comfortable with a completely solid back like this one:

http://procartoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/US-Art-Supply-Solid-Solana-Adjustable-Wood-Desktop-Easel-2.jpg

I don't want to ask her because I know she'll say she doesn't want one, but I know if I get her one, she will use it. I can't seem to find one that fits what I'm looking for. Does anyone know where I could get one which is adjustable, has a drawer on the right hand side and has a solid back, or does anyone have any advice on what would be a good one to get her?

Thanks,
kelzey2

Kelzey, this is a really, really difficult question to answer for someone else! I use a drafting table for drawing -- something nice and solid and large -- but prefer a free-standing easel for painting. If she draws more than she paints, I'd go for the lower one. If she already has a drawing board and/or prefers to paint, then I'd go for the top one. But that's me and I had to be restrained from flinging my credit card at the people in Eckersley's and yelling,' I'll have five of everything', so my judgment might be awry.

Filigree
11-13-2016, 06:42 AM
Bear in mind that the top easel also requires a drawing board or other hard surface. Just propping up a tablet of drawing paper can get messy. The bottom easel already has a hard, unbroken surface.

Jason
11-13-2016, 11:05 AM
My mistake, I didn't think to look at location - my ethnocentrism sprung a leak, apologies!

Here's a few more directed links that may help:

http://www.artsuppliesaustralia.com.au/products/easels

http://www.easelsgalore.com.au/

https://jacksons.com.au/