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

SKULL DRAWING
Artist Credit: weheartit

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

2. Draw Flowers in an Umbrella

FLOWERS IN AN UMBRELLA
Artist Credit: weheartit

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

3. Draw a Penguin

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

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

4. Draw a Girl with Pigtails and Bangs

A GIRL WITH PIGTAILS AND BANGS
Artist Credit: weheartit

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

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

IZUKU FROM MY HERO ACADEMIA DRAWING
Artist Credit: weheartit

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.

6. Draw a Skull with Butterflies

A SKULL WITH BUTTERFLIES
Artist Credit: weheartit

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

7. Draw Scooby Doo

SCOOBY DOO DRAWING
Artist Credit: weheartit

Scooby Doo is a lovable dog who helps his friends, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma solve mysteries. Scooby is known for his cowardly nature, but he is always brave when it counts. I was the biggest Scooby Doo fan as a kid. For that reason, I’ll always have a soft spot for this character.

8. Draw Pluto

DRAWING OF PLUTO
Artist Credit: weheartit

Pluto is a cartoon character who has appeared in various Disney films and shorts since his debut in 1930. He is Mickey Mouse’s pet dog and is known for his lovable, mutt-like personality. I’m loving this Pluto drawing. Even beginners can have fun drawing this silly and loveable Disney character.

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

DRAWING OF A CAT
Artist Credit: weheartit

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

10. Draw a Girl with a Butterfly on Her Nose

GIRL WITH A BUTTERFLY ON HER NOSE
Artist Credit: weheartit

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

11. Draw Bart Simpson

DRAWING OF BART SIMPSON
Artist Credit: weheartit

Bart Simpson is the main character of The Simpsons. He is a ten-year-old boy who is constantly getting into trouble. 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.

12. Draw a Nervous Kid

NERVOUS KID
Artist Credit: weheartit

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

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

BILLIE EILISH DRAWING
Artist Credit: weheartit

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

14. Draw Two Different Girls

GIRLS DRAWING
Artist Credit: Reflections

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

15. Girl Wearing Black Sabbath Shirt

GIRL WEARING BLACK SABBATH SHIRT
Artist Credit: imgur

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!

16. Draw The Genie from Aladdin

DRAW THE GENIE FROM ALADDIN
Artist Credit: weheartit

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

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

CUTE BUNNY RABBIT
Artist Credit: Ashura Ou

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

18. Draw a Dandelion

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

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.

19. Draw a Giraffe Eating

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

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

20. Draw a Mouth Eating a Lollipop

MOUTH EATING A LOLLIPOP
Artist Credit: Unfilled Flag

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.

21. Draw a Unicorn Horn

UNICORN HORN

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

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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