100 photos and tutorials for cool things to draw and get inspiration from
Drawing is one of the most expressive art forms. It is also one of the oldest forms of expression in the visual arts. Drawing predates even written language, as evidenced by the rock and cave drawings found by archaeologists. The best thing about this art form is that anyone can practice it. As long as you have patience and want to learn, all you need is a sketchbook and a few pencils. In order to become a good artist you definitely need a lot of patience, as even the smallest, simplest drawings take time and effort. If, however, you are willing to put in the work, you are sure to get better with time. So, if you are looking for inspiration, or somewhere to start, you have come to the right place. We have 100 photos and tutorials for cool things to draw and get inspiration from.
In this article
- What are some of the most inspiring things to draw in history?
- Cool things to draw in 3D
- Creative things to draw – your favorite celebrity, character or artist
- Cool and easy things to draw when bored – step-by-step tutorials
- Easy things to draw step by step for beginners
Cool things to draw – Batman villains inspired art
Batman vs. The Joker – never-ending battle
What are some of the most inspiring things to draw in history?
A long, long time ago drawing was a way of remembering history. The images found in caves, for example, represent the history and lives of the first men. As the years went by, however, people developed art and turned it into one of the most stunning forms of visual art. However, it still remains a tool for remembering one’s history. Some of the most famous paintings in the world are inspired by real people and events. All it takes is one look at the Sistine chapel and you will realise how much art can affect somebody. Inspired by the Bible, Michelangelo created the most visually stunning sanctuary in the world.
What’s more, art comes in many shapes and forms. Paintings and drawings, can be created in many different ways, however. Whether you choose to draw with pencil or watercolour, for example, it doesn’t really matter, as both can be equally incredible.
Cool things to draw: Watercolour painting of Pocahontas
Creative use of watercolour
Cool things to draw in 3D
Recently talented artists have started popularising 3D art. Creating a drawing that looks real and alive with a few pencils seems impossible, right? Well, think again, 3D art has been on the rise for awhile now and is really interesting. Looking at it, you almost feel as if the drawing will come alive any minute and leave the page. Are you looking to dip your toes into this amazing and intricate form of art, though? Well, keep scrolling to find a helpful video tutorial and stunning examples of 3D art.
Cool things to draw: 3D art video tutorial
3D art example – Iron man
3D eye with a diamond inside
Beautiful 3D ship, spread across a few pieces of paper
More examples of 3D art
Creative things to draw – your favorite celebrity, character or artist
Many people use drawing to express their love for a celebrity or a role model. Drawing someone’s portrait is considered a great sign of flattery. That is why many celebrities are very touched by the drawings sent by their fans. So, if you are looking for a way into your favourite celebrity’s heart, go ahead and try your hand in portraits.
Harry Styles – many youngsters’ favourite male musician
Zombie boy – a great challenge for a portrait, because of his many intricate face tattoos
The truth is, if you are talented enough, you can create true masterpieces that speak volumes with just a few pencils.
Beautiful pencil drawing with an important message
Pencil drawing inspired by the movie “Up”
Cool and easy things to draw when bored – step-by-step tutorials
If you are a beginner and the above pictures make you think you will never be able to draw them, we are here to help. It is important to remember that you should never give up on something that brings you joy. However, everyone starts from somewhere, right? So, at first, remember to stick to the basics. First, learn how to draw simple things, such as hands, face expressions and body positions. Then, you can move on to more intricate designs. So, keep scrolling to find tutorials, as well as some awesome drawing ideas.
How to draw hands easy step-by step tutorial
In the following tutorial you can find out how to draw hands in different positions – wide open palm, hand in a fist, a female hand and hands pointing with the index finger. So, follow these steps with in-depth explanations to achieve the desired results.
How to draw hands
Easy things to draw step by step for beginners
Try this easy six step tutorial to draw a female face, which is definitely going to come in handy with any drawing of a woman or a girl you decide to do. Don’t forget to practise and this is going to seem easy after awhile.
How to draw a female face
Learn how to draw eyes
How to draw a female face from different angles
So, now that you’ve learned all of the basics, try this tutorial on how to draw Tinker Bell.
Drawing tips for beginners
Cool things to draw – beautiful examples
Alien inspired 3D art
Beauty and the Beast pencil drawing
Dragon drawing tutorial
Melting crayons painting
Black and white pencil portrait of Chloe Grace Moretz
Coraline inspired drawing
Deadpool took the world by storm and, therefore, inspired many drawings
Learn how to draw a minion in a few easy steps
Dobby – the house elf
Simple sketch of a vintage car
“It” movie inspired drawing – Georgie reimagined as a zombie
Lady and the Tramp
Ed Sheeran – the pop sensation of our generation
Drawing a waterfall tutorial
The never-ending battle between the heart and the brain
Finding Dory inside your sketchbook, instead of the sea
Stunning Harry Potter drawing
Harry Styles black and white portrait
Inspiration for many drawings – Mr. Harry Styles
Biggest horror film villains in one drawing
Johnny Depp’s most famous characters
How to draw Mickey mouse tutorial
Simply remember to never quit drawing
Pennywise – black and white pencils drawing
Draw Spider-man in four easy steps
Wolverine – one of the most famous comic book characters