100+ Drawing Ideas (The Ultimate List of Things to Draw)

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Always feel inspired to draw something with our ultimate list of 100+ drawing ideas, ideal for those moments when you cannot decide what to draw.

Drawing Ideas List

Ultimate Drawing Bucket List (A list of 100+ things to draw)

Drawing can be so much calm and inspiration to your life, and be a great way to channel your creativity. But sometimes, staring at that blank page can be completely overwhelming.

Our amazing list of drawing ideas can help you always feel inspired to draw something. Whether you like intricate pencil drawings or coming up with cool stories, there are ideas to suit all styles.

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For Beginners

New to drawing? These simple drawing ideas are a great place to start. They are objects and items with simple forms and shapes and don’t require you to think too much.

1. Sunflowers

2. Smiley Face

3. Sun and Moon

4. Fruit

5. Clouds with Different Weather

6. View from Your Window

7. Shark

8. Pumpkin with Face

9. Ladybugs

10. Ghosts

For Kids

Want to get your kids into drawing? These awesome ideas will help them let their imagination run wild. Let them design new worlds and visualize ideas until their heart’s content.

11. Them With Their Family

12. Rainbow and Pot of Gold

13. Them With Their Favorite TV Character

14. Pirate Treasure Map

15. Dinosaur Wearing Clothes

16. The Castle They Would Live In

17. Them and Their Friends as Superheroes

18. What They Want to Be When You’re Older

19. Their Perfect Pet

20. Their Name in Beautiful Letters


There are some drawings that just look awesome, no matter what skill level the artist is at. If you want to draw something to wow your friends, get inspired by these cool drawing ideas.

21. Penrose Stairs

22. Animals Wearing Sunglasses

23. Skull and Crossbones

24. Girl with Hair of Flowers

25. Mandala Owl

26. Half and Half Faces, e.g. Bruce Wayne and Batman

27. Ace of Spades Playing Card

28. Starry Sky

29. Robot

30. Social Media Icons

Pencil Sketch

Love sketching with a range of pencils? These pencil sketch ideas are perfect if you’re creating art with a set of pencils. These ideas require lots of lines, plenty of shading, and don’t need color.

31. Lips

32. Woodland Tree in Summer and Winter

33. 3D Perspective Drawing of a Building

34. Compass

35. Everything Inside a Toolkit

36. Mandala Flower Design

37. Giant Maze

38. Ikea Assembly Instructions

39. Pet or Animal Portrait (Head Only)

40. Dandelion


Prefer your artwork to be full of color? Make sure to pack a set of colored pencils, watercolors, or any other artists’ tools you love, and get inspired with these drawing ideas you should definitely add color to.

41. Watercolor Lily Pond

42. Fall Landscape

43. Bowl of Fruit

44. Something Red

45. Underwater Coral Reef Scene

46. Self-Portrait with Colored Hair

47. Hot Air Balloon Race

48. Tropical Island Sunset

49. Flags of the World

50. Something Blue

Unique & Creative

Let your imagination run wild with these unique and creative drawing ideas here. The beauty of these ideas is that there’s no comparison to a real-life object or other artist’s work. You can make these look however you like.

51. Your Favorite Word

52. Alien Planet Landscape

53. Giant Burger with Favorite Fillings

54. The 10th Photo on Your Phone

55. How You’re Feeling

56. Loch Ness Monster

57. Spill Coffee on Paper and Draw Something from It

58. The World’s Most Epic Rollercoaster

59. A New Level/World In Your Favorite Video Game

60. Something You Can See with the Non-Drawing Hand


Pushed for time? These quick drawing ideas can be done in a matter of minutes. They’ll help you draw things with speed and precision without having to think too much.

61. Randomly Generated Word

62. Cactus in Pots

63. Different Leaves

64. Circles With Different Facial Expressions

65. City Skyline Silhouette

66. Patterns in Squares

67. Your Name in Fancy Letters

68. A Whale’s Tail

69. Mountains

70. Your Keys


Looking for drawing ideas that require less focus and intensity. Try some of these fun ideas. Use lines, squares, and your imagination to create drawings that look awesome and are super fun to make.

71. Cute Animal Trapped Behind Bars of Lined Paper

72. Pixel Art Character Using Squared Paper

73. Illustrated Map of Your Home Country

74. Aliens and Monsters

75. Animal Hybrids e.g. Cat Head with Elephant Body

76. Character Moving on Every Page Corner of Sketchbook

77. Your Perfect Day

78. Time Machine

79. Something You Are Thankful For

80. Spaceship

Pretty & Cute

Some things are just cheek-achingly cute, no matter what way you look at them! If you love all things cute and pretty, use these ideas to inspire drawings to make your friends and followers go ‘awww!’

81. Kitten with Manga Eyes

82. Fruit with Black Dot Eyes

83. Butterflies

84. Dresses

85. Zentangle Doodle

86. Landscapes in Polaroids

87. Your Favorite Tattoo Design

88. Orcas

89. Macbooks with Different Fruit on Front

90. Your Name in Script Font


Love drawing cartoons, comics, and characters, not bound by the constraints of reality? Have loads of fun with these awesome drawing ideas for cartoons.

91. Your Pet in Disney Style

92. Draw Eyes on Everyday Objects

93. Your Favorite Childhood Cartoon Character

94. A New Comic Book Superhero

95. What Your Pet Does When You’re Out

96. Illustrate Noises, e.g. Bang! Swoosh!

97. A New Pokemon

98. Cartoon Chameleon Camouflaging Against Objects

99. Cartoon Eyes

100. Cartoon-Style Self Portrait

Procreate App

If you’re drawing on a tablet, Procreate is undoubtedly one of the best apps for digital art out there.

Loved by artists all over the world, these drawing ideas are a great way to try many of the tools Procreate has at its disposal. Be sure to follow your favorite artists on Instagram and YouTube for loads of Procreate tutorials.

101. Sunrise Landscape in a Circle

102. Snow Globe

103. Water Droplets

104. Floral Letter

105. Typographic Signage

Feel free to download our free drawing ideas list PDF and check off as many as you can!

Never get stuck for drawing ideas again with this amazing list. Print it off, keep it in your sketchbook, and use it to get inspired when the ideas simply aren’t coming to you.

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