Grow your creative skills with these cute, easy things to draw! Step by step guides will give you easy and cool drawing ideas!
Are you ready to learn how to draw? If you need inspiration for something to draw or guides to drawing for the absolute beginner, you’ve come to the right place!
Things to Draw
Let’s start with an easy drawing of a flower. First, print out a step by step drawing tutorial for this beautiful rose and sketch on paper.
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!
Step by Step Drawing
Step by step guides makes drawing animals, people, and things easy!
Drawing animals is always fun. I like seeing how a pet’s personality comes through in a drawing. How about a portrait of your dog? I love the curious tilted head on this puppy!
Love drawing animals? This magical unicorn is a cool thing to draw! The printable step by step guide and video make it easy to follow along.
Who wouldn’t want to draw an elephant? He is big and sorta cute, right? Be sure to grab a pencil not a pen for these sketches.
Faces 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 the eyes? Check out the amazing realistic drawing 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 drawing 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. If you’re looking for things to draw for kids, especially older kids love anime faces.
Cute Things to Draw for Holidays
Draw an easy pumpkin! This drawing is a classic carved Halloween pumpkin face, but you can easily leave it off for a fall or Thanksgiving themed drawing too.
How about covering all the holidays? Learn how to draw a Christmas tree and find links below to tutorials for Rudolph! These drawings are just begging to be colored in! They’re also simple enough for kids to work through step by step.
In a few easy steps, you can make a cartoon turkey.
Feeling festive? Celebrate the season with the most famous reindeer of all!
If you need more things to draw here is a list full of ideas.
- 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 in a bowl and start sketching
- Cartoon People
- Cupcakes, Cake and Candy
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Sports Equipment
- Playing Cards
- The World
What are the best pencils for sketching?
For detail, you want H pencils and for adding shading 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 journal.
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.
- 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!
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