5 Simple and Fun Drawing Ideas to Spark Your Creativity
Hey everyone! If you’re a fellow artist like me, you probably have experienced a time where you drew something, and then erased it like 100 times. We often try to draw something specific, and then it doesn’t turn out like we planned.
To prevent us from using up all of our erasers, here are some Simple and Easy Drawing Activities to Spark Your Activity! I challenge you to complete these activities with a pen! Why, you may ask? Because you can’t erase pen, therefore giving you the opportunity to appreciate your art as it comes out, instead of striving for “perfection.”
So, let’s get started!
Draw what you would look like as an animal.
I know, this one is out there. We all have our different personality traits that make us special. However, it might be a challenge to transport these traits into an animal that represents who we are. Maybe you can already think of an animal that has a similar personality, or perhaps you want to create a brand new one! Either way, make sure to think out of the box with this activity. Really picture yourself in animal form.
Zentangle; create a plain square and fill it with random shapes and patterns.
Above is an example of the fun drawing exercise that I learned in art class today: zentangling.
If you don’t know that zentangling is, it is when you fill a square with random and unique patterns to create a unique result, as shown above. There are many methods that you can use to zentangle, but here are the steps that I followed;
- Create a square (it doesn’t have to be perfect.)
- Put a dot along each corner of the square.
- Connect the dots using the lines of your choice; straight, zigzag, curly, etc.
- Draw a line within the frame, as if a string fell onto the paper.
- Fill in each section with unique patterns of your choice. Use your creativity!
Illustrate a scene from your favorite book.
Let’s face it, we all have that part in our favorite book that causes us to think about how it would look illustrated. Use the descriptions, feelings, and setting used to describe the scene in order to create an illustration of the event. Afterwards, read the section of the book over, and look back at your drawing. How did you use the story to guide your piece of art?
Draw what you had for lunch.
If you are aiming to make your drawings more realistic, starting with food, especially foods that are simple shapes, like fruit, is a fantastic option. Take a photograph of your lunch, and use the picture to create a realistic or abstract version of your meal. As you keep practicing drawing real, three dimensional items, it will become easier to draw objects besides food, like people, in the future.
Draw your name with your non-dominant hand.
Believe it or not, once you do anything with your non-dominant hand, your brain picks up on it. Practice drawing your name and other simple objects with your non-dominant hand. Of course, the result may not be perfect, but it is a great exercise to help you appreciate your artwork for what it is. This isn’t even including the fact that this exercise can help you become ambidextrous, which is awesome!
I hope you all enjoyed these 5 Simple and Fun Drawing Ideas to Spark Your Creativity! Remember that when drawing, perfection goes out of the window. All we need is a little creativity and patience, and we will begin to see the beauty in the wonderful art that we create!
Have an amazing day, everyone! ✨