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111 Drawing Ideas | The Best, Fun and Cool Things to Draw

There are many hobbies one can take up to fill up spare time, some go fishing or hiking whilst others embrace the arts, in the form of singing, dancing, writing or randomly building awesome wooden plane models. One of the most accessible and creative act is drawing though, unlike playing an instrument or skying which presume a certain investment and context for exercising your hobby, drawing only requires a blank sheet of paper and a pencil, for beginners at least. Those who have some experience can go a step further, buy some brushes, a palette and colors and embrace painting. Drawing or sketching are activities that start with simple concepts that are easy to grasp and after a few attempts things will start to feel natural. Start with the basics, you`ll find inspiring cool things to draw in the comment section below and online numerous free step by step drawing tutorials have surfaced, all meant to encourage you to take on artistic endeavors.

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For those of you who are in the beginning, we have prepared some easy to draw, lovely ideas and we hope the examples in this article will give you fresh inspiration for upcoming projects, cast a glance.

Contents

Abstract

1. Infinite underground world as refuge

Drawing is perhaps the best way to communicate our thoughts and imagination, along with music, sculpture or dancing. But, out of all the arts, drawing is perhaps the most accessible. All you need is a sheet of paper and a pen. Don’t hesitate and give it a try yourself!

abstract drawing of an underground world as a refuge

via northoakviewart.blogspot.com

2. Abstract shapes and patterns

ABSTRACT SHAPES AND PATTERNS

via pretty-teeth.blogspot.ca

3. Mandala driven by color

To find inspiration for a beautiful drawing like this one, just take a closer look at the nature around you. You’ll find beautiful patterns in flowers, leaves and snowflakes.
  MANDALA DRIVEN BY COLOR <

via instagram.com

Architecture

4. Swift atmosphere city sketch

Sometimes drawings can be support techniques and illustrations over an image. A camera can express reality with perfect accuracy. An artist might feel the need to challenge his imagination to create something new.

via lucyjonesart.com1

5. Urban silhouette sketch  

URBAN SILHOUETTE SKETCH  

via etsy.com

6. Dreaming of the perfect city 

DREAMING OF THE PERFECT CITY 

via weheartit.com

7. Small traditional homes sketched

SMALL TRADITIONAL HOMES SKETCHED

via vectorstock.com

8. The Big Ben Tower sketched

Some type of drawings, especially architectural ones require just enough information to express an idea, a place or a landscape. The viewers mind can fill in the gaps.

THE BIG BEN TOWER SKETCHED

via Pinterest

9. City sketch defined depth perspective

The world around us is different from the image that our brain creates. We perceive it through a process that altera shapes and colors known as perspective. If it where any other way, we wouldn’t be able to perceive distance and make the difference between two objects miles apart from each other. This is the first step to make a landscape realistic.

CITY SKETCH DEFINED DEPTH PERSPECTIVE

via behance

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10. Inspiring shopfronts illustrated creatively

Looks so easy! Give it a go yourself and see how talented you are!

INSPIRING SHOPFRONTS ILLUSTRATED CREATIVELY

via serensara

11. Urban atmosphere sketch PORTRAYING European city

 URBAN ATMOSPHERE SKETCH PORTRAYING EUROPEAN CITY

via  Ian Mcque

Animals

12. Jellyfishes swimming around

JELLYFISHES SWIMMING AROUND

via lauraillustrated.wordpress.com

13. Fluffy baby penguin smiling

FLUFFY BABY PENGUIN SMILING

via instagram

14. Cartoon-like alligator sketch

CARTOON-LIKE ALLIGATOR SKETCH
© 2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc

15. The majestic playfulness of a fox

THE MAJESTIC PLAYFULNESS OF A FOX

via duitang.com

16. Small bird in pine tree

SMALL BIRD IN PINE TREE

via Toni Kelly

17. Realistic Giraffe portrait

The wrinkles in the giraffe`s face are basically defining its shape, without them, it wouldn’t be so distinctive. How to draw them though, that’s the catch. It takes a lot of practice to master it. The point is that our brains perceive the difference between shadow and light, thus creating a mental image of what we see, this contrast creates depth . Same thing happens in nature. This is only a mean of representing a tri-dimensional shape on a sheet of paper.

REALISTIC GIRAFFE PORTRAIT

via Cherie Jenkins

18. Watercolor owl portrait

Even though it’s hard too match colors, you will definitely succeeded in choosing the right ones. It might not look easy but once you decide which road to go for, you’ll see how everything becomes an easy-playful task.

WATERCOLOR OWL PORTRAIT

via instagram

19. Animals portraits simplified to one line

They are simple and very expressive, they transmit a lot of information through minimum effort and time.

ANIMALS PORTRAITS SIMPLIFIED TO ONE LINE

 

via behance.net

20. Small critter showing emotion

We communicate 90% of our emotions and thoughts through our body language and only 10% through speech. Learning how to represent them in a drawing involves understanding how us humans express ourselves by shaping our lips, eyebrows or nose. That’s why emoticons are so popular. They can relate, though on a very superficial level, with how we feel our what we desire to say.

SMALL CRITTER SHOWING EMOTION

via duitang.com

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41. Delicate hatch shapes female portrait

DELICATE HATCH SHAPES FEMALE PORTRAIT

via flickr

42. Charming pen drawn eye and patterns 

CHARMING PEN DRAWN EYE AND PATTERNS 

via instagram.com

43.  Explore the beauty of the human body

Just like any other occupation, drawing requires skill and talent but through careful studying and understanding the process, anyone can master it and create wonderful images.

EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF THE HUMAN BODY

via fortags.com

44. Human silhouette behind a matte glass surface

human body beyond matte glass drawing

via saatchionline.com

45. Woman sculpted by an endless line 

Nowadays artists try to find the most unusual methods of expressing their thoughts. Some ideas are very original and stand out between conventional methods.

WOMAN SCULPTED BY AN ENDLESS LINE 

via flickrcom

46. Sketchy holding hands drawing

Draw with your heart, not your mind and the result will be much more original and personal. Keep in mind though that everything in nature is based on math and has a logic behind it.
  people holding hands >

via weddingswithzsazsa.tumblr.com

47. Expressing emotions through the human body is an art 

  teenage girl in a skirt wearing dress looking into the distance

via thingstodraw.info

48. Simple and easy girls sketch

  teenage girl with tink tops

via Riley Griffith

49. Splendid girl in a feather dress

The beautiful may reside in the unknown, it may find refuge in the little things, the feathers on the dress and the butterfly in her hair are not just details, they make the design.
  splendid girl wearing a dress of feathers

via tumblr

Plants

50. Love is in the little things 

Even the simplest drawings evoke memories and feelings. It’s not the detailing that counts but it transmits to the viewer.

dandelion spreading seeds and inspiration

via indulgy.com

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51. Drawing a dandelion is easy and playful

2D dandelion drawing inviting you to make a wish

via artprojectsforkids.org

52. Fantastic fast sketching with elements for decoration

elements of decoration sketched

via creativemarket.com

53. Leaf doodles showcasing nature`s diversity

leaf doodles

via istockphoto.com

54. Finding inspiration in fantasy fairy tales

keyhole drawing showing a fairy tale world beyond

via pinterest.com

55. Use geometric shapes to portray potted plants

I would say this is becoming a trend. And a very appealing one. Creativity knows no boundaries.

cute geometric potted plants illustrations

via instructables.com

56. Splendid poppy flowers 

SPLENDID POPPY FLOWERS 

via pinterly.com

57. Watercolor tree spring blossoms

Apart from the beautiful and expressive shapes the artist has created, the color shape a great ambiance, beautiful balance, a stunning image. Pay attention to color combinations and saturation. If you struggle to find the right ratio, seek inspiration in nature. It never fails.

WATERCOLOR TREE SPRING BLOSSOMS

via duitang.com

58. Pretty sketchy dandelions

PRETTY SKETCHY DANDELIONS

via urbanoutfitters.com

59. Charming strings of leaves

CHARMING STRINGS OF LEAVES

via if-i-had.tumblr.com

60. Lily flower showing simmetry

LILY FLOWER SHOWING SYMMETRY 

via capriciousflaw1.tumblr.com

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61. Splendid flowers drawn in coal

SPLENDID FLOWERS DRAWN IN COAL

via zsazsabellagio.tumblr.com

62. Floral themed line design

There are a variety of methods to define a shape. This example uses only lines that change their curvature according to the form and orientation of every leaf.
  FLORAL THEMED LINE DESIGN

via Marina Ávila

63. Black and white poppy flowers

BLACK AND WHITE POPPY FLOWERS

via flickr

64. Simple dandelion illustration

Seeking inspiration in nature is always a good advice for beginners and people who want to exercise their drawing skills. Once your hand will be used to draw what it sees, it will be much easier for you to express your thoughts and imagination.

SIMPLE DANDELION ILLUSTRATION

via pixgood.com

65. Dandelion flower study illustration

One flower is surely beautiful but imagine a dozen. It takes quite a lot of work but the result will most likely be worth hanging on the wall.

DANDELION FLOWER STUDY

via  © Alfred Basha Mais

66. Cherry blossom studies through drawing

CHERRY BLOSSOM drawing

via © Alfred Basha Mais

67. Draw a rose

Especially if you’re a beginner, don’t go for the end result right away. Do some contouring first and then learn to enrich them with shades and colors.

DRAW A ROSE

via artistsnetwork.com

How-To`s

68. Movement studies

MOVEMENT STUDIES

via kittyfung.blogspot.co.il

69. Sculptural natural black and white body movement studies 

If the shape you chose to draw is too complicated, divide it into smaller and easier to manage shapes and you’ll definitely succeed.

SCULPTURAL BLACK AND WHITE BODY MOVEMENT STUDIES 

via laurabragasketch.blogspot.hk

70. The process of constructing a human face 

Almost any shape can be reduced to simple geometric forms like spheres and cubes. Start by dividing the object into clear simple parts and then add the details.

THE PROCESS OF CONSTRUCTING A HUMAN FACE 

via linesandcolors.com

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71. Cat proportions and movement

CAT PROPORTIONS AND MOVEMENT

via saraneth672.deviantart.com

72. Drawing an eye step by step

The most accessible way of drawing a complex shape is to firstly create a set of boundaries that define the general shape. Then, step by step, you get closer to fine details and rendering.

DRAWING AN EYE STEP BY STEP

via theartallaround.blogspot.com

73. Lips drawing step by step

It all starts with some basic contours. Artist rarely go straight to the fine detailing. Moreover, each part of the human body can be defined geometrically or it can at least be constrained to a geometric shape that is easier to draw. Afterwards, it’s all about imagination and talent.

LIPS DRAWING STEP BY STEP

via rapidfireart.com

74. Anime inspired designs

The anime style has definitely established itself as a particular and special drawing style that is loved by people of all ages.

 ANIME INSPIRED DESIGNS

via picmia.com

75. Basic anatomical studies of a ballerina

BASIC ANATOMICAL STUDIES OF A BALERINA

via laurabragasketch.blogspot.com.es

Inspiration Seeds

76. Alluring monochromatic mini landscapes

Carefully arranged, these amazing drawings would create a beautiful collection to beautify a wall or a nightstand. Either way, the artist has succeeded in creating very detailed images with simple means, through passion.

 ALLURING MONOCHROMATIC MINI LANDSCAPES

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77. Impressive rainbow feather

If you can create awesome line designs, then start working on your color skills. A good sketch is always going to impress. Keep it simple.
  IMPRESSIVE RAINBOW FEATHER

via getpaidtodrawreview

78. Playing with rainbow colors 

  PLAYING WITH RAINBOW COLORS 

via tumblr.com

79. Time themed intriguing drawing 

A result like this is definitely something personal. Nature isn’t mimicked but rather used to create something that only that drawer can imagine.
TIME THEMED INTRIGUING DRAWING 

via society6.com

80. Using contrast to create a nighttime landscape

If you look around you’ll notice that objects around us are not defined by straight or curved lines. Instead, what gives them shape are colors, textures and shadows. Our eyes perceive the difference between an illuminated surface and a shaded one.
  USING CONTRAST TO CREATE A NIGHTTIME LANDSCAPE

via thedivertgentseries.com

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81. Find inspiration in the little things 

 FIND INSPIRATION IN THE LITTLE THINGS 

via liskfeng.com

82. Flowered skull rebirth

Some artists create paintings unlike anything else. The more unusual they are, the harder it is to see what they wanted to express. Any viewer will look twice to try to understand its meaning.

FLOWERED SKULL REBIRTH

via Keithey Love

83. Mermaid resting on a rock

MERMAID RESTING ON A ROCK

via albumsceline.blogspot.com

84. Candle drawing where white is negative

You can almost feel the heat of the flame right? That’s thanks to the contrast between the flame and the background.

OCCASIONALLY ERASING IS AS IMPORTANT AS DRAWING

via idiotsguides.com

85. Heart nurturing flowers and trees

HEART NURTURING FLOWERS AND TREES

via Renae Keatley

86. The rebirth of a rib-cage into nature

THE REBIRTH OF A RIB-CAGE INTO NATURE

via etsy.com

87. Forest trees shaping a female portrait

An artist surges inspiration from everything and unusual ideas, beautiful concepts, surface. A common drawing will not raise too many eyebrows but an exceptional concept will make everybody curious.

FOREST TREES SHAPING A FEMALE PORTRAIT

via facebook

88. Light-bulb containing a sea universe

LIGHT-BULB CONTAINING A SEA UNIVERSE

via abduzeedo.com

89. Sea world fairy-tale on paper

SEA WORLD FAIRY-TALE ON PAPER

via © Alfred Basha Mais

90. The spirit of adventure in a coffee mug

It looks so good I almost wish it was real! Grandma’s cookies are all that’s missing.

THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE IN A COFFEE MUG

via instagram

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91. Earth`s nature nurturing us

EARTH`S NATURE NURTURING US

via instagram.com

92. All lines rock drawing

There’s a secret to representing any shape. Choose the one that fits your style the best and start practicing.

ALL LINES ROCK DRAWING

via ak47.tumblr.com

93. Creating small and cute drawings

CREATING SMALL AND CUTE DRAWINGS

via instagram

 

94. Find inspiration in your personality 

FIND INSPIRATION IN YOUR PERSONALITY

via freecreatives.com

95. Urban medieval city sketch 

MEDIEVAL CITY SKETCH 

via twitter.com

96. Cute girly designs for your spare time

CUTE GIRLY DESIGNS FOR YOUR SPARE TIME

via pixiv.net

97. Turning a sketch into a detailed shape

realistic drawing of two eyes

via behance.net

98. Small volkswagen camper 

SMALL VOLKSWAGEN CAMPER 

via davidrollyn.tumblr.com

99. Keep it simple, adventurer`s font

A GOOD DRAWING CAN SUPPORT ANY IDEA 

via instagram

100. Wonderful mountain mini landscape drawing 

WONDERFUL MOUNTAIN MINI LANDSCAPE DRAWING 

via instagram

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101. Stunning adventure letter design

Use this type of sketches for logo designs and commercials. By replacing some letters with symbols, the word gains a vibrant expression.

STUNNING ADVENTURE LETTER DESIGN

via instagram

102. One tent and one pine tree

small ten and pine tree drawing

via davidrollyn.tumblr.com

103. Small fineliner camping sketch 

Even a small sketch like this one holds enough information to help you imagine the place wish you were there.

simple camping doodle

via instagram.com

104. Hands holding the universe and earth

two hands holding the earth and the universe

via tattootrendshop.com

 

105. Doodle scrabble collection

Simple drawings are not always easy to create. You have to be able to see the essence in every object to be able to represent it without details.

a collection of doodles

via favim.com

106. Tree house graphic illustration

TREE HOUSE GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION

via instagram

107. Portray an emphasized moon

An artist must always be ready to create! Inspiration can come at any moment and it’s imperative that he takes advantage and lay’s down his ideas. Either that or he might stumble upon a wonderful landscape or image of a city that he wants to capture. Being able to draw on the spot requires practice and the ability to focus in any situation.

moon drawing beautifully decorated

via kcdoodleart.tumblr.com

108. Lovely Nightime landscape drawing  

LOVELY NIGHTTIME LANDSCAPE DRAWING  

via nokeek.tumblr.com

109. Traveling the mountains on foot

A sketch is sometimes worth more than a carefully drawn landscape. And, you only need a pen and a notebook.

TRAVELING THE MOUNTAINS ON FOOT

via myvinchy.com

110. Eyeball candle drawing burning life

eyeball candle drawing burning life

via instagram

111. REBIRTH – Fruitful Spine Nestling, Nurturing and Nourishing Nature

FRUITFUL SPINAL CORD NESTLING, NURTURING AND NOURISHING NATURE 

via somosinstantes96.tumblr.com

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The artistic world simply carries humanity forwards, in art we find refuge, in art we find balance. A simple line, a drop of ink, a brush swing, all parts of a greater effort that simply changes the world, in increments. It shapes an universe in which everything is possible, one in which color, line and texture are infinitely valuable and powerful.

Step in this realm.

Pick up your pencil and simply, draw.

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