What to draw when bored – 70+ ideas and examples
2020 has been a strange year, even though we have only been through the first four months of it. The coronavirus is spreading all over the world and all of us are advised to stay at home and practice social distancing. Depending on where you are in the world right now, you have probably been inside for about 2 months now. For many people, this is a real challenge. Especially the ones who are used to having an interesting social life. For others, however, staying at home is a chance to learn new things and pick up new hobbies. Which is why, today we have prepared an article for all the creative souls out there in need of an inspiration. So, keep reading to find more than 70 ideas and examples for what to draw when bored.
What to draw when bored – 70+ pictures to take inspiration from
What to draw when bored?
Now, we are just going to assume that you are already pretty good with the pencil. Which is why, in this article, we are going to discuss drawing, as well as painting. For beginners, probably some of the easiest things to draw are natural landscapes. For some more advanced artist, portraits are a go to. In order to be able to draw portraits, however, you have to have a pretty good understanding of shading and symmetry. That is why, we advise all beginners to start off slow – learn how to draw eyes, lips, nose. Then add on with different hairstyles and finally body. Once you go through all of these steps, it is much easier to move on to more advanced drawings.
When it comes to painting, you have the option of acrylics or oil paintings. It seems like acrylics are prefferred amongst non-professional artists, because they are easier to correct. For many advanced artists watercolor is the way to go. So, in the examples below we have gathered quite a few watercolor ideas you can steal.
Start simple and then gradually move on to more advanced drawings by adding on
What are the benefits of drawing?
Drawing is very beneficial for your state of mind. It develops your imagination and creativity and improves your problem-solving and skills. What’s more, it is even very helpful for your mental state. Even simple doodles help keep your mind off problems or worries you might have. When you think about it children are encouraged to draw from a very young age, so why do you think that is? Furthermore, on top of all the reasons we already listed, drawing helps your motor skills. We can all remember having coloring books as kids and trying as hard as we can to color inside the lines. And, even though you may not be aware of it, all of that has helped you develop basic skills that every human needs to possess.
#stayathome and draw
So, to sum up, drawing is one of the best hobbies you can pick up. You can use it as an outlet and way of expressing yourself. If you are very talanted and good at it, you can also use it as a side job, or why not even a full time job. No matter tha case, in these times, drawing can be a great way to fill your time while you are practicing social distancing and staying at home.
An example of a simple painting that can start off your watercolor journey
Your favorite pet deserves a portrait
Hogwarts – as simplifed as possible
Beautiful artistic interpretation of a portrait
Gorgeous portrait with pencils
Even simple drawings can take up a life of their own when you add some watercolor
This one is so cute
And so is this one
Cute dedication to a favorite film – Up
The characters from a beloved tale – Alice in Wonderland
“And if you go far you can always come back”
“Dn’t you know I’m no good for you” – lyrics from Billie Eilish’s song When the party’s over + a portrait of the singer
Cute easy drawings
Cool drawing ideas – Judy Hopps from Zootopia
Things to draw when bored
Stunning portrait of singer Dua Lipa
One of Disney’s most beloved characters – Donald Duck
Easy drawings of people
How to draw cute things – gorgeous watercolor Harley Quinn painting
Sketch drawing ideas – “It’s okat to not know.. no one else does”
Nick Wilde from Zootopia – easy things to draw for beginners
Breathtaking hyper realistic portrait of Cara Delevingne
Things to doodle