20 Cool Things to Draw When You’re Bored

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If you’re looking for cool things to draw when you’re bored, I’m sharing some creative drawing ideas for you to check out. These easy drawings are perfect if you’re looking for something you can draw fairly quickly and receive instant gratification.

Below, I’m sharing cartoon characters, animals, girl sketches, and more. I’ll also be going over some of my favorite tips for drawing and sketching.

1. Draw a Skull

This step-by-step tutorial shows you how easy it is to draw a skull. I recommend using a blending stump for blending.

SKULL DRAWING
Artist Credit: weheartit

2. Draw Flowers in an Umbrella

I’ve always been a fan of flower drawings. This creative drawing features a hand holding an umbrella with flowers growing from it.

FLOWERS IN AN UMBRELLA
Artist Credit: weheartit

3. Draw a Penguin

Here’s a great beginner-friendly drawing of a penguin. If you’re looking for something simple to draw, go with this.

PENGUIN DRAWING (things to draw when you're bored)
Artist Credit: weheartit

4. Draw a Girl with Pigtails and Bangs

I love a good girl character sketch. For more girl sketches, check out my post 50 Beautiful Female Character Sketch Ideas.

A GIRL WITH PIGTAILS AND BANGS
Artist Credit: weheartit

Have a Good Drawing Setup

This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s worth mentioning. Having a good drawing setup will make the drawing process much more enjoyable. Make sure you have a comfortable chair, a well-lit area, and enough space to move around.

If you’re using pencil and paper, invest in some good quality materials. Some of my personal favorites are Strathmore 400 Series sketchbooks and Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. But use whatever you’re most comfortable with.

Additionally, it’s always a good idea to warm up before you start drawing. This doesn’t have to be anything complicated. Just do some quick sketches of simple shapes or objects. This will help get your creative juices flowing.

5. Draw Izuku from My Hero Academia

My husband and I recently started watching My Hero Academia and have really been enjoying it. If you’re a fan of the show, I think you’ll love using this Izuku drawing as a reference.

IZUKU FROM MY HERO ACADEMIA DRAWING
Artist Credit: weheartit

6. Draw a Skull with Butterflies

Once you practice drawing a skull using the reference I included above, try to expand your skills with this skull and butterfly drawing.

A SKULL WITH BUTTERFLIES
Artist Credit: weheartit

7. Draw Scooby Doo

I was the biggest Scooby Doo fan as a kid. For that reason, I’ll always have a soft spot for this character.

SCOOBY DOO DRAWING
Artist Credit: weheartit

8. Draw Pluto

I’m loving this Pluto drawing. Even beginners can have fun drawing this silly and loveable Disney character.

DRAWING OF PLUTO
Artist Credit: weheartit

Practice Different Shading Techniques

One of the most important things to learn in the drawing is how to create the illusion of depth and volume. This is done by using various shading techniques. Experiment with different pencil strokes and see what effects you can create.

Another important aspect of drawing is perspective. This is the ability to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface. Practice drawing objects from different angles and perspectives.

The best way to improve your skills is to practice regularly. Set aside time each day to draw, even if it’s just for 20 minutes. Soon you’ll see your skills begin to improve rapidly.

9. Draw a Cat

Cats are so fun to draw. If you’re looking for an easy cat drawing, I think you’ll love this reference.

DRAWING OF A CAT
Artist Credit: weheartit

10. Draw a Girl with a Butterfly on Her Nose

Here’s another fun girl character sketch. The addition of the butterfly on her nose makes this a cute and creative drawing.

GIRL WITH A BUTTERFLY ON HER NOSE
Artist Credit: weheartit

11. Draw Bart Simpson

Fans of the Simpsons will love recreating this Bart Simpson sketch. Consider giving yours a touch of color to really make the drawing stand out.

DRAWING OF BART SIMPSON
Artist Credit: weheartit

12. Draw a Nervous Kid

Have fun recreating this sketch of a nervous kid with braces. If you’re an illustrator, this would make a great illustration.

NERVOUS KID
Artist Credit: weheartit

Get Good at Drawing Simple Objects

One of the best ways to learn how to draw is by starting with simple, basic objects. Try drawing a sphere or a cube, or practice creating outlines of other simple shapes. Once you have mastered these skills, move on to more complex objects like flowers or animals.

In addition to practicing your drawing skills, it also helps to study the work of other artists. Look at different styles and techniques, and see which ones inspire you most. You can even try recreating their drawings as practice.

As you continue to improve your skills, don’t be afraid to experiment and take risks. Drawing allows you to explore your creativity and develop new ideas. So embrace this process and enjoy the journey of becoming an excellent artist.

13. Billie Eilish Drawing

This drawing of Billie Eilish is so well done and would be so fun to draw and maybe even color in.

BILLIE EILISH DRAWING
Artist Credit: weheartit

14. Draw Two Different Girls

This art piece looks a lot different from the other drawings I’ve shared. This picture is colorful and super creative.

GIRLS DRAWING
Artist Credit: Reflections

15. Girl Wearing Black Sabbath Shirt

This girl is definitely a heavy metal fan and loves Black Sabbath in particular. I think this would be so fun to try. I love how big her smile is too!

GIRL WEARING BLACK SABBATH SHIRT
Artist Credit: imgur

16. Draw The Genie from Aladdin

Who doesn’t love the genie from the movie Aladdin? I must say, my favorite version of the genie is voiced by Robin Williams.

DRAW THE GENIE FROM ALADDIN
Artist Credit: weheartit

Do Quick Sketches Daily

One of the best ways to improve your drawing skills is to do quick sketches every day. It doesn’t matter what you draw, as long as you’re practicing your skills.

You can try doing a different sketch each day, or you can focus on perfecting one specific type of drawing. For example, you could practice drawing portraits, landscapes, or still lifes.

If you’re struggling to come up with ideas for your sketches, try looking at some reference photos online. There are millions of images to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that inspires you.

17. Draw a Cute Bunny Rabbit

Put a twist on your standard bunny rabbit drawing with this awesome sketch.

CUTE BUNNY RABBIT
Artist Credit: Ashura Ou

18. Draw a Dandelion

I love super simple drawings like this dandelion. It’s currently the spring season as I type this, so this is the perfect drawing for this time of year.

HOW TO DRAW A DANDELION
Artist Credit: Diary of a Journal Planner

19. Draw a Giraffe Eating

Isn’t this giraffe the cutest thing? I think that it would be fun to color in a drawing like this.

GIRAFFE EATING (things to draw when you're bored)
Artist Credit: weheartit

20. Draw a Mouth Eating a Lollipop

This cool drawing was done for Inktober 2018. If you didn’t know, Inktober is a month-long art challenge that focuses on improving your drawing skills.

MOUTH EATING A LOLLIPOP
Artist Credit: Unfilled Flag

21. Draw a Unicorn Horn

I just love the simplicity of this unicorn horn drawing. This drawing is actually a t-shirt design by Prada Porter.

UNICORN HORN

There you have it. Over 20 fun and easy things to draw when you’re feeling bored. I hope this list gave you some inspiration and helped to jump-start your creativity.

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