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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!
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!
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!
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
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.
Practice symmetrical drawing with this beautiful butterfly.
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.
Need more help with eyes? Check out the amazing realistic style that you can learn step by step!
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.
Cute Things to Draw for Holidays
How about a classic carved Halloween pumpkin face?
This pumpkin sketch is perfect for a fall or Thanksgiving themed drawing.
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.
In a few easy steps, you can make a cartoon turkey.
Feeling festive? Celebrate the season with the most famous reindeer of all! A fun thing to draw for sure!
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 markers, colored pencils, and charcoal, and get creative!
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
- Comic Strips
- Dogs and Cats
- A Landscape
- A Rainbow – don’t forget the lucky pot of gold
- Solar System
- A Still Life – gather up some fruit and put it in a bowl and start sketching
- Cartoon People
- Cupcakes, Cake and Candy
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Sports Equipment
- Playing Cards
- The World
- Your family
- Favorite room in your home
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)
- Strathmore Series 400 Sketchbook
- Pentalic Sketch Book, Hardbound, 8-1/2-Inch by 11-Inch
- Moleskine A3 Art Plus Sketchbook
- Canson Artist Series Sketchbook
- Masterclass Premium 9 Inch by 12 Inch Spiral Bound Hardcover Sketchbook – this one has a sturdy cover but is also spiral bound.
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 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!