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50+ Doodle Ideas That Everyone Will Have Fun Sketching

More Easy Doodle Ideas

  • A sailboat on the water
  • Portrait of someone wearing glasses
  • A castle with a moat around it (what would happen if a fire-breathing dragon comes to visit?)
  • A field of flowers
  • Scribble portrait
  • A cast of characters from a strange land
  • Stylized versions of hands, feet, ears, eyes, and noses
  • Spell your name in bubble letters
  • Outerspace—either the planets or what it’d be like to live there
  • Your favorite dinosaur
  • A camera
  • A window with a view outside (or indoors)
  • Your favorite world monument
  • A pigeon and a park bench
  • A unicorn or other favorite mythical creature
  • The happiest place on Earth (for you)
  • A patchwork of different pattern motifs
  • A napping puppy
  • Food with a cute face on it (such as an ice cream cone with eyes and a smile)
  • Terrarium
  • A butterfly with patterned wings
  • Adorable hedgehogs
  • Creatures you’d find under the sea
  • Superhero reimagined (such as a different gender or physique)
  • Your ideal garden
  • A beach chair overlooking the ocean

You can think about the prompts in multiple ways. Bored with realistic drawing? Just make any doodle idea abstract by making everything angular! Or test your skills by adding a cartoonish touch to them. The choice is yours, and that's what makes art so exciting.


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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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