Pencil Art Drawing Ideas to Inspire You

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.

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.

Mermaid Sketch

Credit: weheartit

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.

Quick Sketch

Credit: weheartit

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

Girl with Space Buns Drawing
Credit: rawsueshii

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

Credit: weheartit

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.

Feminine Features

Credit: weheartit

If you want to practice drawing feminine features, you can sketch a woman with beautiful eyebrows, eyes, eyelashes, a nose, and lips.

Mouth Expressions

mouth sketches
Credit: weheartit

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

quick girl sketch
Credit: weheartit

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

bird and flowers
Credit: weheartit

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.

Deer and Antlers

deer and antlers
Credit: weheartit

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.

Beautiful Girl

beautiful girl sketch
Credit: weheartit

Here’s a great sketch of a beautiful girl. Again, this is another drawing perfect for anyone needing female sketch references.

Owl at Night

owl and moon
Credit: weheartit

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

girl with bird on head
Credit: poeticamenteflor

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.

Hand Reference

hand reference
Credit: weheartit

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

woman looking toward sky
Credit: weheartit

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.

Flowers on Cheeks

flowers on cheeks
Credit: humin peach

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

how to draw the eyes nose and mouth
Credit: weheartit

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.

Girl with Straight Hair

girl with straight hair drawing
Credit: art.istratova

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.

Chadwick Boseman

chadwick boseman pencil art drawing
Credit: marcominiacs

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

tea cup with girl and flowers
Credit: poeticamenteflor

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.

Trendy Girl

girl with freckles drawing
Credit: _danvillablanca

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.

Realistic Eyes

realistic eyes drawing
Credit: shierly_arts

This drawing is definitely advanced. If you consider yourself an advanced artist, try using this as a reference for drawing realistic eyes.

Beginner-Friendly Sketch

easy girl sketch
Credit: mikikondooooooooo

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.

Stylish Girl

girl with earrings
Credit: weheartit

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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