Learning how to draw takes time and practice. However, if you didn't spend a lot of time sketching growing up, it can be a little daunting to just jump in. If you're looking for some things that are easy to draw, then you've come to the right place. We've put together a list of 40 easy to draw ideas that will make you want to fill your sketchbook every day.
This varied collection includes prompts from four categories, so there's a bit of everything. Beginners can try their hand at drawing cacti and bees as well as crowns and unicorns, and simple hearts and stars, too. Accompanying all of these fun, easy ideas are example illustrations that will inspire your own fantastic artwork. All you'll need to get started are some basic drawing supplies, which we've listed for you, below.
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Start sketching with these 40 easy drawing ideas!
Drawing Supplies for Beginners
If you're new to drawing, or you want to stay on the safe side, you can't go wrong with a graphite pencil. The advantage of this utensil, aside from its versatility, is the ability to erase mistakes without much trouble. So, check out our recommendations for the best drawing pencils, best sketchbooks, and best type of paper.
Some artists prefer to go over their pencil drawings in ink, or even sketch with pens. There is a pen for almost every type of linework, including sketching, cartooning, drafting, calligraphy, and more. Check out our picks for the best drawing pens.
If you're already used to drawing with wooden pencils but want to add a bit of color, then colored pencils are a great option. We’ve identified some of the best colored pencils to use, too.
40 Things That Are Easy to Draw
Sun and moon
Simple daisy flower
Grapes (and other fruit)
Vase (with flowers)
Object with wings
Sword in the stone
Symbols and Patterns
Spirals and swirls
Zig-zags and chevron
Want more drawing inspiration? Check out our list of 100+ cool things to draw!
And if you’re looking to expand your drawing skills further, why not take an online course?
Our e-learning platform, My Modern Met Academy, offers online art classes in a variety of creative topics, including drawing and illustration. Each one is taught by a professional artist. Take a look at some of our courses:
- Drawing 101: Learn the Building Blocks of Sketching by Margherita Cole
- Architectural Illustration for Everyone: Draw Buildings in Ink and Colored Pencil by Demi Lang
- Portrait Drawing for Beginners: Learn How to Draw Anyone You’d Like by Melissa de Nobrega
- Animal Portraits in Colored Inks: Tell a Visual Story That Conveys Emotion by Anna Sokolova