If you are looking for a blog post with cute drawing ideas as a great way to improve your (or your child’s) drawing skills, you’re in the right place! It’s easy to get caught up in ‘how good’ you are at different types of art but ultimately it is supposed to get your creative juices flowing and be a lot of fun. Below is a list of cute, simple drawing ideas along with some resources to help you expand your artistic skills!
There is a lot of great subject matter that, when you practise drawing it, is a great base for learning new skills. You might want to produce a simple sketch, learn how to draw different angles for realism, create a picture with just one continuous line, explore different styles or replicate your favourite artists. Some easy drawing ideas include:
- cartoon characters
- kawaii food
- cool repeating patterns
- symbols relating to your star sign
- a vase of flowers
- a realistic eye
- a hot air balloon
- a Christmas tree
- planets in outer space
- cute animals
- everyday objects like a shoe, kettle or car
- famous film characters like the little mermaid or other Disney characters
- nature drawings such as the pattern on a tree trunk, ocean waves, simple flower, different types of trees or insects
- landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or the Empire State building
- different patterns that are found on animals such as zebra stripes or leopard print
- different facial expressions such as a smiley face, crying face etc
- simple geometric shapes
There are some great resources online for learning the best ways to do simple drawings; my kids have learned loads of different ways to create artwork using the following resources:
Outschool Easy Art Classes
These are brilliant online classes and a great first step for kids up to age 18 who want creative drawing ideas, a simple step-by-step tutorial or help with their drawing style. There are both live and pre-recorded classes so you can choose the perfect way to learn according to your schedule, budget and class type preference.
And if you use this link you get $20 completely for free to spend on any Outschool classes you like!
My daughter has been taking art classes with Outschool for a long time and it has been a great opportunity to meet other young artists, get help and step-by-step instructions from amazing art teachers, and bring her ideas to life.
Some of the most popular classes for learning to draw easy things are:
Taking this class is an easy way to learn the fundamentals of drawing in a fun way. Ms. Amy guides students through the fundamentals of drawing, from perspective , texture and composition to basic shapes and mastering straight lines. This class is a great idea for kids who want to take the first step in drawing and have the supervision and guidance from a friendly and artistic teacher!
Making cute drawings on an iPad can be a great way to get into art- whether it’s anime, animals or another simple image, Procreate lends itself very well to beginner artists. The good news is that this class is pre-recorded videos that students can watch whenever they like, so it fits into your schedule easily. In this class students will explore lots of simple ideas such as shading and highlighting, symmetry, and contour drawing. Procreate makes drawing the simplest things super fun and this class is a great chance to learn how!
Learning to draw anime is always a fun idea and made really easy with this brilliant Outschool class! Anime is a popular subject in the art world and is a great intro to drawing cute things. Each week teacher Harriet will guide students with her own hands in drawing a different part of the anime character- hair, eyes, legs etc.
If you’ve always wanted to master that cute cat drawing or a burger with a face, this class is for you! Grab your black marker for outlining and some bright and bold colored pencils or pens and teacher Tirath will give students step-by-step guides and help in creating kawaii characters and food. The best part is that Tirath has a code for $5 off the first class!
Art YouTube Videos
This short doodling video has some ideas for cool things to doodle when you’re bored!
This video by the channel Doodle By Sarah shows viewers how to draw cute characters as a beginner.
This video has 5 art ideas for when you are bored– these are based on simple shapes and things from real life that you can use as a base for artwork.
I hope these cute simple drawing ideas will inspire you to have fun with art!