30 Fun and Easy Things to Draw

We all have that one notebook in which the last page is filled with all our little drawings and meaningless shapes and lines. All of us love to draw and we all are not born artists, but we do not need to be an artist to justify our love for drawing. Drawing is not merely an art form but it is very soothing and relaxing way of passing time. It is the pride that one experiences while creating his own work and it is the happiness in living life as careless as a kid.  It is the medicine to cure our childish souls. It is a way of expressing oneself without saying anything. It is just a simple outlook to the complicated world we live in. So to quench the thirst for the kid within us, there are some drawing ideas that are super easy and also fun to make.

1. Flowers

Flowers are the most easiest and common things to draw. The roses, tulips, orchids, require nothing more than a few petals and leaves. From a nursery kid’s drawing book to an art gallery, flowers give inspiration to all ages. Moreover it is quite simple to draw few flowers blossoming in the sunshine with their leaves fluttering in the wind. Also, flowers are base to learning many different art forms like mandala which is discussed later in the page. So, draw some flowers for learning basic skills and have fun with drawing different types of them.

2. Animals

Animals are simple creatures to draw. It does not take much effort to draw a cute little cat with it’s pointed whiskers or a doe-eyed dog. The criss-cross patterns of a zebra, a tall brown giraffe, a ferocious leopard, a restless monkey or a baby elephant, there are many options that one can pick from this category. Also, if you are not so sure about your skills than you can begin with drawing parts of an animal, for example- the sharp, deathly claws of a lion or the eyes of a chubby little panda. So draw any animal of your choice and let your imagination become alive in the jungle of your thoughts.

3. Cartoon character

Most of the cartoon characters are animals with the ability to speak and entertain us. For instance- Tom and Jerry, chasing each other and making us laugh hard with their antics, Scooby-dog accompanying his friends on adventures,  Doremon with his pocket, Garfield,  Mickey Mouse, Winnie the pooh and many others. So once you have learned how to draw animals, you can soar up your creativity by drawing your favorite cartoon characters. You can also create your own pokemons and trap them forever in your book. Also, there are many easy human cartoon characters to draw like Phineas and Ferb, Mr. Bean and many others. There is also Spongebob Sqaurepants, which is one of the most funniest and laid-back character ever created in history.

4. Hearts

When in doubt, draw hearts. That can never get old because valentine day or not,its just almost like an instinct to pick up a pen and draw a heart. While drawing a heart you can be creative, you can add arrows, you can add initials of your loved ones, you can draw a broken heart or a locked heart. Just pour your heart out.

5. Geometric shapes

Geometric shapes are the most playful and simple forms of drawing. While learning all this shapes in our elementary classes, we did not know how much fun it can be if we draw them. The geometric shapes are also the basis of drawing anything you want to make. To make a dog, castle, house or even a human figure, we can learn step by step through this shapes. The circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, polygon and many other shapes helps us to improve our skills as well as to have fun placing them in different forms in our sketches.

6. Camera

This is for all the selfie addicts out there. As we all love to take pictures there is no less fun than picturing our handmade camera sketch! Draw a camera and capture the memory in your notebook. All you need to draw a camera is a rectangle and a circle( see geometric shapes). There are many different kinds of retro camera to draw.

7. Monuments

The world’s tallest, magnificent or oldest monuments was once only a sketch in a paper till it came alive in reality. To invent and create such masterpieces are not a cup of tea for everyone but we sure can immitate them and relish the beauty and skill of human hands. One can draw the simplified version of the Taj Mahal with all its glory and splendor. After drawing the white marble mausoleum, one can splash red color to the paper and build the mighty red fort. It is also simple to draw an Eiffel tower step by step. So throw some creativity and let the inner architect in you evolve.

8. Waves

If you have a brush and water colors, then paint the blue waves. Draw the waves crashing the shore of a beach, the waves around a ship or a boat or a surfer fighting the tides of high waves. So even drawing something as uncomplicated as waves, there are many variations. It also requires minimal thought, effort and colors to draw them.

9. Fruit Basket

The painting of a basket filled with fruits is seen by all of us. Drawing a fruit basket is the first thing we learned as a child that made us jumping in delight and saying  “I can draw!” So reminisce about your childhood days and draw your favorite fruits.

10. Junk Food

After fruits what about a large burger, french fries and a cold drink.  Well, I am not talking about eating but drawing, so if you cannot feed yourself with all this delicacies everyday you can surely draw them as often as you like with loads of fats and calories. You can draw pastries, cake, chocolates, popcorn, pizza everything that you like to eat but are scared to do so but there is no such restrictions on drawing so draw as you might eat.

11. Mandala

Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means a circle. But it is not just a circle, there are many patterns, forms and designs that are necessary for making a mandala. It is like mehindi patterns but there is always a circle in there.
Apart from a circle, there are leaves, flowers and many other intricate designs involved in a mandala.
They are very less rules and you can create with any pattern you like. Also drawing mandala improves our focus and minimizes stress.

12. Wings

Wings symbolizes freedom. It is an image that coveys many things about the soul. Drawing wings is not tough. There are many kinds of wings including fairy wings.

13. Airplane

If you like the idea of drawing wings, you will also like to draw airplanes.
Airplanes are super easy-peasy, just make sure that all the parts are intact and it is ready to fly.

14. Tree branches

Tree branches looks classy and it covers a wide area. If you want to make something without much thought and just see how the sketch will come after you are done than tree branches are the best. It can become more innovative by adding birds, nests, fruits, or even a tiny squirrel hole in the trunk.

15. Garden

After learning to draw flowers, tree branches and animals, there is only one place where you can compile all of it and that is the garden. So if you know how to draw any of the above start creating your dream garden that you will like to see every time you open the doors to your notebook.

16. Music

Music is all around us. The songs, tunes, lyrics follow us everywhere. For all the music lovers who love to escape in their favorite melodies, there is no better option than to draw the music. You can draw signs of musical notes without being a musician, you can draw music instruments like guitar or a drum, you can doodle your favorite lyrics or you can simply draw a earphone.

17. Lock and key

Lock and key have inspired many tattoo ideas with different variations. But, if you are drawing a pair of them, you can follow your heart and be as innovative as you can. This idea is very new and thoughtful.

18. Feathers

Feathers are as effortless in drawing as they energy required in holding them. They are also very fun to make as you can draw them in various ways. You can make single feather and fill the inside with colorful patterns and designs or you can make feathers hanging from a dream catcher or you can make a peacocks feather. So, to draw feathers you require minimum effort and also it looks beautiful.

19. Stars

Have you looked out of your window in the night sky and lost yourself in the twinkling of stars? If yes, then you will love to draw stars. To draw a star is very simple and there are different ways to draw them. There are 5,6,7 pointed stars, curved stars vertical stars and many others.

20. Eyes

The human body have been drawn countless times but the part of the human body that captures most attention are a pair of eyes. Eyes are drawn in various steps and the image itself speaks volume as if they are talking to us. We do need to be an expert to draw eyes, they are not too tough and once you have mastered the art of drawing a simple pair you can upgrade your level by drawing more realistic eyes or exact same pair of eyes.

21. Hand gestures

Hand gestures are great way of improving your drawing skills. They are not so easy but with a fair amount of practice, many different kinds of hand gestures can be drawn.

22. Vase

Drawing a vase is very ordinary. All you need to take care while drawing a vase is that the two sides have equal thickness and length and then it is a child play. After drawing the outline you can be artistic and shade them or add flowers or patterns.

23. Dice

Drawing dices is also all about the geometric shapes. You just have to draw a cube and some small little circles. You can put any number that you want in it and you can draw any background for the board games like ludo, monopoly,  anything.

24. Huts

Hits and houses have been built from the evolution of mankind. If you are finding it difficult to come up with an idea you can always draw a cute little hut with a door, two small windows and a chimney above.

25. Vehicles

Cars, buses, autos, trucks, rickshaws, horse carriage or bicycles, there are too many options to pick if you are interested in drawing vehicles.

26. Underwater

Are you fascinated by the underwater world?  Do you like seeing marine creatures?  If yes than you will love to draw an underwater scenery and let your imagination come alive. You can draw marine creatures like starfish, whales, or nemo, you can be as creative with the carol reefs as you want to or you can include a hidden treasure. There is so much excitement in exploring the underground world.

27. Landscape

Landscapes and sceneries are very picturesque. They are a treat to see as mother nature provides us with such inspiring sights. To draw a landscape, one just needs a picture in her mind and the sketch will come up effortlessly.

28. Expressions

If you love to spoil the faces of celebrities in the magazines or if you love to draw funny pictures of your teacher or boss, then you should draw different expressions of human face. A smiley face. annoying face, defeated face or an angry face, just pick one up cheer your mood.

29. 3D Drawing

3d drawings create the best optical illusion. It literally brings your sketches to life. As much hype is there about 3d drawing, some of them are not difficult to make. For example if you are making a triangle, you just need to add a bit shadow and it becomes 3d. The east sketches while drawing 3d will be of a star, a vase, a staircase. You just need to consider the direction of the light and create a shadow. The shading part in itself is very easy.

30. Doodle.

Doodle is an amazing way of expressing yourself through art. There are no rules in doodling and you can scribble whatever you like. Just be crazy and passionate as no one dare judge doodles.

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