Grow your creative juices flowing with these things to draw! Step by step drawing lessons will give you easy drawing ideas!

Are you ready to learn how to draw? If you need inspiration for stuff to draw these guides will show you how to draw!


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Easy Things to Draw

Let’s start with an easy drawing of flowers. First, print out a step by step drawing tutorial for this beautiful rose and sketch on paper. These flowers are perfect for all skill levels.

These tutorials are a perfect way to practice drawing skills. Just follow the simple steps and you will soon be able to master anything. Read on for more drawing tips and recommendations on the best paper, pencils, and more!

step by step rose drawing guide
How to Draw a Rose – Easy Tutorial

Flowers are the perfect subject. I think they make great beginner drawings because every flower is different and there’s no wrong way to draw a flower petal or leaf. Just relax and have fun with it.

Check out the easy flower drawing below if you’d like to try a daisy shape instead of a rose. Or better yet, make a whole bouquet of flowers!

Easy Flower Drawings

colored sunflower drawing
Sunflowers are a cute and easy drawing!

More Simple Step by Step Drawing Tutorials

These step by step guides makes drawing animals, people, and things so simple!

Animals are a fun subject. How about a portrait of your dog? I like seeing how a pet’s personality comes through. I love the curious tilted head on this puppy!

Give these simple drawing lessons a try!

Animal Drawings

step by step dog drawing illustration
Dog – Easy Drawing Guide
cat step by step
Cat – Step by Step Drawing Guides

This magical unicorn is a cool thing to draw! Click on through to see the printable step by step guide and video to make it easy to follow along in drawing mythical creatures

unicorn drawing
horse  black and white
colored lion drawing tutorial
Cute Lion
kangaroo drawing
Kangaroo Drawing

How about a rabbit and an elephant? From tiny to big these animals are fun to draw. Be sure to grab a pencil not a pen for these sketches to start then color.

cartoon cute dragon
snake drawing
SnakeHow to Draw a Snake with easy steps

Sea Life

color the sea turtle next
Sea Turtle

Practice symmetrical drawing with this beautiful butterfly.

butterfly drawing
Black and white drawing of a bird facing left by Skip to my Lou
Draw this bird in less than 30 minutes!
colored bat drawing
Bat Drawing


color orange, stem green, and leaf green

People and Things

The human face can be difficult at first until you get the proportions right. Here is a great tutorial. One of the most surprising things for beginning artists is the fact that the eyes are almost in the center of the head – not close to the top.

realistic face drawing guide
How to Draw a Face

Need more help with eyes? Check out the amazing realistic style that you can learn step by step!

step by step eye guide
simple nose drawing

How about a cute anime face? Anime faces are so much fun to personalize and play around with. You might just find yourself making a whole anime version of your family!

Anime is a stylized form of drawing that is fun to do when you are bored. Practice enough and you’ll develop your very own style. Kids, especially older kids love drawing cartoon anime faces.

anime step by step guide
Anime Face
complete shoe drawing by adding shading details
Shoe – Realistic Look
add clouds to finish your moon drawing
Moon and Stars

How to Draw Hair

Cute Things to Draw for Holidays

How about a classic carved Halloween pumpkin face?

happy jack o lantern
Jack O Lantern
Last step of ghost drawing adding shading to folds.
Ghost Drawing

This pumpkin sketch is perfect for a fall or Thanksgiving themed drawing.

How To Draw A Pumpkin
How to Draw a Pumpkin

How about covering all the holidays? Find links below to tutorials for Santa, Rudolph, and a turkey! These drawings are just begging to be colored in! They’re also simple enough for kids to work through step by step. They would also make easy doodles.

Christmas tree illustration
Christmas Tree
step by step santa drawing
Santa Drawing

In a few easy steps, you can make a cartoon turkey.

how to draw a turkey Coloring Page

Feeling festive? Celebrate the season with the most famous reindeer of all! A fun thing to draw for sure!

Rudolph Reindeer Printable
Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer
how to draw the Grinch
Grinch Cartoon Character
cute heart drawing
Cute Heart

More Easy Drawings Ideas

I hope you have found something to draw with these step by step tutorials. There is no need to let boredom set in. Instead grab a piece of paper, a ruler, some pencils, and charcoal, and get creative! You can also add color to your artwork with watercolors, markers, colored pencils, and or crayons.

If you need more inspiration here is a list full of ideas to try your hand at. Are you ready to create a work of art?

  • A Butterfly
  • Your Pet
  • Superheros
  • Comic Strips
  • Dogs and Cats
  • Doodle
  • A Landscape
  • A Rainbow – don’t forget the lucky pot of gold
  • Mandalas
  • Solar System
  • Trees
  • Flowers
  • A Still Life – gather up some fruit and put it in a bowl and start sketching
  • Cartoon People
  • Food
  • Cupcakes, Cake and Candy
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Cars
  • Airplanes
  • Trains
  • Buildings
  • Sports Equipment
  • Keys
  • Money
  • Playing Cards
  • The World
  • Your family
  • Favorite room in your home
  • Toys
  • Butterflies
  • Birds
  • Planets
  • Robot
  • Sphere

What are the best pencils for sketching?

For detail, you want H pencils and for adding shadows and texture, you will want B pencils. The hardness of the pencil’s graphite core is usually marked on the side of the pencil. The higher the number, the harder the graphite and the lighter the mark left on the paper. The standard sketching pencil is HB or 2B.

What are the best sketchbooks?

Of course, you can sketch on any type of paper, however, I recommend getting a good sketchbook.  Not only will it help with your drawings, but it is also a great way to record your progress. Sketchbooks can also be a wonderful visual art journal. Cool easy way to record your life and progress! You don’t have to fill it just with art drawings and experiment with doodle art too! My daughter loves these kawaii doodles.

I personally like spiral-bound sketchbooks as they are easy to keep the page open, but you need one that feels good to you. The size doesn’t really matter. If you want to sketch on the go be sure to choose something smaller that will easily fit into a purse or backpack, so you can pull it out and start working wherever inspiration strikes.

Here are some popular brands. (affiliate links)

Drawing Tips

I recommend starting with a light touch, then going back over the lines that look right when you’re satisfied with the drawing. It’s a lot easier to clean up mistakes when you start lightly.

To sketch lightly, keep your wrist and arms loose, not tight. You might think you have more control when you hold the pencil firmly, but you actually lose a little dexterity. Some of the best artists draw with their whole arms and put their backs into their work!

You might also test your eraser on a bit of scrap paper before you start. Some of the erasers that come built-in on standard pencils can be hard or leave marks on softer drawing paper.

I prefer “white” erasers to the pink kind because they are softer and a little stickier. That helps pick up the pencil from the paper without damaging the texture. You can usually find white erasers in the art supply section of the craft store.

my favorite drawing supplies

MY BEST TIP: The biggest thing to remember is you don’t have to be perfect. Art is for everyone and is an amazing positive creative outlet. All you need to do is relax and have fun!
I hope you now are inspired to build your creativity and have found easy stuff to draw! Let me know your favorite in the comments!

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  1. Cindy- this is awesome. Allie is always looking for things to draw, so I just sent her this URL. It’s perfect. Easy & adorable.

  2. What a fun break in my day! These are such fun ideas. I haven’t sketched in years I forgot how much fun it can be.

  3. We have started doing this as an after school project. It’s fun for the kids and even I have gotten better and loved my drawings. Thanks for the ideas!

  4. What fun ideas! My son and I were trying think of fun things to draw and we’re so happy we came across this! Totally helped!

  5. Love this tutorial! I love doodling, but need a lot of help and this is so helpful!

  6. What a fun tutorial! I will have to give some of these a try when I get some down time later today!

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