Here is a list of cool things to draw in your sketchbook – For anyone looking to fill some empty pages with fun drawings.
It can be difficult to find inspiration for your next drawing or art piece.
That is why I wanted to create a collection of drawings here on my blog: To give artists inspiration and motivation to draw away to their heart’s content!
I tried to include different levels of drawings to try, whether you are a beginner or intermediate level drawing enthusiast.
I hope you find the right drawing idea that sparks your enthusiasm to begin drawing!
First create a pencil sketch of your drawing.
Once you are satisfied with you sketch, outline your drawing with an ink pen.
Erase the sketch underneath when the ink dries – And you have yourself a finished drawing!
If you are looking for what art supplies I use to create my drawings, please check out my blog post Art Supplies I Use.
** This blog post is an updated version of my previous one on cool things to draw. I wanted to bring more original posts here on this blog. I hope you may understand these changes.
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Let’s first start off this blog post with a simple drawing of some mountains.
Mountains are a great subject for anyone learning to draw so I hope you give this drawing a try in your sketchbook 🙂
2. Puzzle Quote
I think quotes accompanied by drawings are a great addition to any sketchbook.
If you read or hear a quote that inspires you, write it down and create a drawing to go along with it.
It’s a great way to test and expand your creativity skills as well!
When I was young, I loved drawing dragons all the time!
I thought they were the coolest subject to draw – so I had to include a dragon drawing on this list.
Dragons can be drawn in so many ways so feel free to experiment and draw as many kinds as you can imagine!
Here is a cool and cute little drawing of a heart listening to its own beat/tune.
I thought it was a neat idea – I hope you enjoy 🙂
5. Paper Airplane
Paper airplanes are a cool drawing idea – so I decided to create a little doodle with it going around the world.
Even small, fragile things can do big things with some imagination.
6. Cool Patterns
Drawing patterns is a fun way to pass time and create a cool drawing.
Here is a collection of different patterns to try out in your sketchbook.
If you are looking for more patterns, feel free to check out my blog post 100 Fun Easy Patterns to Draw.
7. Realistic Eye
For our next sketchbook idea, let’s try practicing how to draw a realistic eye.
It can be difficult to draw human faces so I like practicing certain parts of the face – And the eye is the perfect subject because they express so much character and emotion.
8. Cat and Laptop
Here is a cute yet aesthetic drawing idea of a cat sitting on a laptop.
I love drawing cats and thought this little doodle would be a perfect subject to sketch in someone’s sketchbook.
I’ve been interested in buying a new pair of shoes and it inspired me to create this drawing!
Let’s draw some flowers coming out of these shoes.
10. Rose Flower
Roses can be a bit difficult to draw so here is a step-by-step drawing of a rose.
Once you get how to draw this rose down, they become so fun and easy to draw!
You might just find yourself drawing them everywhere…
If you are interested in more rose drawing ideas, check out my blog post 15 Easy Rose Drawing Ideas.
11. Juice Boxes
I find drawing boxes and rectangles kinda cool and fun so here is a drawing of some juice boxes.
It’s random but I thought it was a cute idea to try out.
12. Cassette Tape
Let’s create a retro drawing of a cassette mix tape.
I think this drawing idea turned out beautiful so I hope you have fun recreating this drawing as well 🙂
13. Yin Yang
The yin yang symbol is cool so I drew it with a little twist.
Here is a doodle of a black and white fish swimming together.
I think it came out beautiful!
Mushrooms and fairies are cool drawing subjects – So here is a drawing of them together.
15. A Boy and the Universe
I love drawing anything space-themed in these drawing lists, so here is a drawing idea of a boy swallowing up the universe.
16. Moon and Clouds
The moon is always a cool subject to draw.
Below is a drawing of a black moon surrounded by some clouds.
17. Ribbon Drawing
I remember learning how to create this ribbon drawing when I was in elementary school.
It’s a really cool drawing idea and it’s also a good way to practice shading and adding value to your art.
Here is the final drawing of the ribbon with all the shading finished!
18. Life is a Disco Party
I hope your day is filled with fun and joy, as if life were like a disco party.
19. Anime Character
Any drawing of an anime or manga character is already cool in my book 😉
If you are interested in learning how to draw anime characters, check out these blog posts:
20. Retro PC
I think old school technology is pretty cool so here’s a drawing of a retro PC to try out.
21. Heart Flowers
Here is a drawing idea of two flowers forming a heart.
22. Cat with Shades
This has become one of my most popular drawings so I figure a lot of people must think it’s cool ^^
I hope you like this cool cat sporting some shades!
23. Jar of Luck
Here is a little doodle of some four leaf clovers in a jar to draw.
I hope it brings you good luck 🙂
24. Cool S Drawing
When I was in middle school, everyone was drawing their S’s like this.
I have to admit it is easy, fun, and a cool-looking S, so I hope you enjoy drawing it as well!
25. Compass Drawing
I wanted to draw a compass so here is how it turned out!
I added the little quote of “I choose my own way” because it resonates a lot with me.
I hope that you too can do your best to follow the compass that is your own heart.
26. Heart Planet
Here is a simple but cool drawing of a heart-shaped planet to draw.
Zombies are cool right?
Here is a drawing idea of a zombie’s hand coming out of the ground to draw.
28. Vine-Covered House
I always thought it would be cool to live in a vine-covered house.
But drawing one will suffice instead ^^”
29. Things That Make Me Happy
Drawing doodles of any kind is cool – So here is a prompt to draw anything and everything that makes you happy.
Below are the things that make me happy!
30. Dog and Cat
Below is an adorable drawing of a dog and cat to draw.
If someone can draw hands, I think that’s a cool skill to have!
Hands are so difficult to draw… the hands I drew below took a long time to complete.
But the more you practice the better you become, so here are some hand drawings to try out and practice.
If you’d like to learn more on how to draw hands, check out my blog post How to Draw Hands.
32. Airplane Window
Here is a cool drawing idea of a view outside an airplane window.
Feel free to change up what you see outside your airplane window in your sketchbook drawing 🙂
Capybaras are one of the coolest animals so he had to be on this list.
Here is a drawing of one riding on a shooting star.
34. Record Player
I wanted to create another retro drawing idea, so here’s a drawing of a record player to draw.
I thought drawing sharks was so cool when I was young so here is a drawing of a shark with its jaws wide open.
36. Whale with Balloons
I think whales are a lovely subject to draw.
I added a little twist to this drawing but having him fly with some balloons.
37. Blue Butterflies
Butterflies are cool and magical-looking so of course they had to be on this list.
Here is a drawing idea of some blue butterflies to try out.
38. Polaroid Drawing
Let’s create an aesthetic drawing of a polaroid.
Feel free to create whatever drawing you like in your polaroid!
Let’s create a simple drawing of a balloon.
I added the moon and stars inside this balloon drawing to make it a little different.
I wanted to draw another retro tech drawing and decided to draw a Gameboy 🙂
I never had a Gameboy growing up, but I would watch my friends play Pokemon on theirs and it brings back memories of recess
Thank you so much for stumbling on my blog post!
I hope you enjoyed these little drawings and that you may have found on that sparked some creative passion in you to begin drawing!
I appreciate all of you who have left such supportive comments for my art!
Please let me know if there are any drawings you’d like to see from me 🙂