Drawing can be done by all ages and skill levels. The best part about drawing tutorials is that you can add your own touch to these beginner-friendly sketch ideas. Get those creative juices flowing in just minutes with easy drawing ideas.
“I am not good at drawing”
If you have ever said this statement or heard your children say this, just remember that practice is key. Don’t worry about the outcome and just start drawing. Sometimes the best way to overcome negative self-talk is to draw just a little each day to help build overall confidence.
Different Ways To Draw
Also, encourage beginner artists or children to add their own details or remind them that drawings following step-by-step tutorials are better when you add your own twist.
Other Easy Drawing Tips
It is always a great idea to start with simple shapes.
Sketch lightly. We like to say “Sketch light until you get it right.”
Instead of always drawing from tutorials, try to draw from observation. You will be amazed at what can be seen in real life from different angles.
Embrace mistakes and know that you are learning and growing in the process.
What supplies do I need?
A simple sheet of paper or sketchbook and a pencil with an eraser is all you need. Don’t get overwhelmed with a lot of supplies, just get going.
You can click through to the full art lessons listed below for specific supplies you could use to finish your artwork such as colored pencils, markers or chalk pastels.
21+ Easy Drawing Prompts and Ideas
Depending on your mood or style you may want to draw animals to snowflakes. Find your next easy drawing idea below.
Simple Line Drawings
Here are a few cool drawings you can try with simple lines and different shapes.
Is your little one struggling to hold a marker correctly or needs a little extra fine motor practice? Using a template first can help them learn how to create large curved lines. Not only will they practice their hand-eye coordination but will create a rainbow they are proud of.
This drawing is best for a child at least 7 years old and makes an awesome upper elementary or middle school drawing. A ruler can help create evenly spaced straight lines in the background. By using repetition, geometric shapes and contrast you can create your own optical art.
Butterflies are a great way to practice your drawing skills because you can draw them from so many different angles or with your own patterns and designs. Look at real-life butterflies and these easy steps for inspiration. We love adding watercolor paint to these insect drawings.
Kids love creating their own patterned cat drawings. You can paint, use markers, or keep it as a drawing. This art lesson is great because you start with a guided drawing but children are still encouraged to add their own unique touches and details.
If your child is having a hard time knowing where to start you can begin with fingerprints and work from there. You might even notice a light bulb moment when they realize how to start with basic shapes to get the animal they want.
This simple drawing idea is similar to our cartooning and monster ideas list in this post. Create a monster dice with different body parts and then roll for different combinations. This is a great drawing activity to just get started drawing (and giggling, too).