If you’re an artist or an aspiring artist looking for pencil art drawings and ideas, look no further. I’ve rounded up twenty pencil art drawings for you to use for inspiration. You’ll notice there are some great sketches in this collection.
How to Become Good at Drawing
There is no one answer to how to become good at drawing. It’s a skill that takes time, patience, and practice to develop. However, if you’re willing to work hard, here are a few tips to help you improve your skills.
The first thing is to practice, practice, practice. The more you draw, the better you’ll get. Draw every day if possible. Next, experiment with different mediums and techniques. This will help you find what works best for you and develop your own style.
Recommended Reading: How to Get Better at Drawing for Beginners (with a 30 Day Drawing Challenge)
You can also take classes or workshops from a local artist or online. Many great online tutorials can teach you how to draw everything from portraits to landscapes. And finally, find inspiration in nature, art, and everyday life.
If you’re interested in drawing a mermaid, this sketch of a mermaid is an excellent reference for you to use. The artist did a great job with the shading on the tail.
Get ready to draw a detailed lion. Begin with sketching the head and then add fur details and features such as the ears, eyes, and nose. With patience and practice, you can create an incredible lion drawing.
Here you can see why it’s essential to get your sketch on paper without worrying about erasing any mistakes or making it perfect. Now that the general idea has been put on paper, you can start fine-tuning your drawing.
Girl with Space Buns
This sketch is genuinely out of this world. It features a girl with space buns and a cute heart necklace. The simplicity makes it perfect for adding color to the artwork.
Hairstyles From Behind
These drawings show you different hairstyles and how they would look from behind. Doing something like this would be great practice for drawing hair from different angles.
If you want to practice drawing feminine features, you can sketch a woman with beautiful eyebrows, eyes, eyelashes, a nose, and lips.
These drawings make excellent references for drawing the mouth. I love that you get to see the month from different angles making different expressions.
Quick Girl Sketch
This quick sketch of a girl is great practice for drawing your female characters. I love the addition of the freckles along the nose and cheeks.
Bird and Flowers
I thought it would be nice also to include drawings of animals. This bird has flowers coming out of its wings. What a beautiful drawing.
Learning how to draw tulips is a fun experience. With just a few easy steps, you’ll be able to create beautiful tulip drawings that you will be impressed by.
Deer and Antlers
Here’s a beautiful piece of art that would look amazing framed and hanging on the wall in your home. I love how the antlers tell a story.
Here’s a great sketch of a beautiful girl. Again, this is another drawing perfect for anyone needing female sketch references.
Owl at Night
This beautiful drawing features an owl sitting on a tree branch in the evening. This pencil art includes stunning details and is really a work of art.
Girl with Bird in Hair
I love this drawing of a girl with a bird holding her hair. I find this to be so creative and beautiful. This would look great with a hint of color.
We all know how challenging it can be to draw hands, especially as a beginner. If you want more hand references, check out my post sharing hand-drawing ideas.
Woman Looking Towards Sky
As an artist, it’s good to practice drawing your characters from different angles. Consider drawing one of your characters looking away or looking toward the sky.
Sketch of a Woman’s Face
From the perfect curve of her lips to the subtle intricacies of her eyes, you’ll enjoy capturing the beauty of a woman.
An excellent place to start when sketching a woman’s face is with basic shapes. Focus on drawing simple forms like circles and ovals first, then add details like eyes, nose, and mouth.
Flowers on Cheeks
Here’s a beautiful drawing of a woman. I love the creative addition of the flowers drawn on her cheeks. This artist did a great job with the eyebrows too.
How to Draw a Mouth, Nose, and Eyes
If you struggle with drawing the mouth, nose, and eyes, try using this step-by-step tutorial to assist you. With practice, you will make significant improvements.
Are you looking to add a farmyard theme to your artwork? Learn how to draw a rooster in just a few steps. Begin by sketching the overall body shape of the rooster. Then add details like feathers, tiny claws, and simple facial features.
Girl with Straight Hair
This sketch is a great reference for drawing bold facial features and hair that flows realistically. There’s even a nice addition of a hoop earring to help the picture stand out.
If you are a fan of Chadwick Boseman, pay homage to this talented actor by creating your own drawing of him. This would look wonderful hanging on your wall.
Tea with Flowers
This beautiful drawing is simple and so fun to recreate. I think adding a bit of color would give this a unique look. If you love unique references, this is perfect for you.
This sketch features a trendy girl. I call her trendy because she has a nose piercing, freckles, and a moon drawn on her face. What a beautiful sketch.
This drawing is definitely advanced. If you consider yourself an advanced artist, try using this as a reference for drawing realistic eyes.
Here’s a sketch of a girl I consider a bit more beginner-friendly. If you’re new to sketching women, this photo will make an excellent reference for you to follow.
This is one of my favorite sketches in this collection. I love how much detail has been added to the drawing. I also really like the expression on the girl’s face. This picture tells a story.
I hope you found some inspiration with the pencil art drawing ideas in this post.
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