Drawing Ideas and Projects
By Helen South, About.com Guide
Draw People and Portraits
People are such fascinating subject. From academic anatomy studies to deeply expressive pieces about the human condition, there is endless inspiration in the human face and form.
Drawing and Sketching Animals
Animals are such fun subjects. Here are some furry friends to draw including some super-easy step-by-step line drawings for kids or DIY clipart, and some more advanced examples that show you how what to look for when drawing your own pet. You can copy the examples given, or use your own photograph or draw from life, following the steps in the example.
- Easiest Tropical Fish
- Fun Sea Turtle
- Two Easy Frogs
- Simple Cat's Head
- Draw a Rabbit
- Photographing Your Pet for Drawing
- How to Draw a Dog
- A Wolf in Graphite Pencil
- Sketching Cats
- Draw a Cat Portrait in Graphite Pencil
- Sketching Zoo Animals
- Draw a Wolf in Colored Pencil
Learn to Draw Horses
Horses are such complex subjects that they deserve a special section of their own! From simple line drawings that a complete beginner can follow, to fully developed colored pencil masterpieces, here you'll find a horse drawing project to suit any horse lover.
- A Simple Horse Head
- A Simple Standing Horse
- How to Draw Horses - Lifelike Sketching
- Sketch a Running Horse
- Standing Horse in Colored Pencil
- Horse Head Portrait in Colored Pencil
- Show Jumper in Colored Pencil
- Draw a Horse's Eye Step by Step
- Horses' Eyes and Expression Tips
Flowers are a favorite subject - their organic shapes can be quite forgiving, and they can look beautiful whether in monochrome or color.
- How to Draw Flowers - Tips and Techniques
- Draw a Lotus or Waterlily with Artrage
- A Simple Daisy
- A Classic Chrysanthemum
Draw Landscape and Nature
There are few pastimes more pleasant than sketching outdoors on a sunny afternoon. Here are some ideas to get you started, and tips and tutorials to help with the tricky bits.
- Drawing the Sky - Choosing Tonal Values
- How to Draw Clouds Step-By-Step
- How to Draw Winter Scenes
- Reference Photos - Winter Scenes
Special days call for special drawings. Here is a collection of holiday drawing ideas and tutorials for celebrations around the year.
- Draw a Christmas Tree Step by Step
- Draw an Ice-Skating Penguin
- A Jolly Santa Claus
- A Candle in Colored Pencil
- Draw a Manga Christmas Card
- A Cute Deer to Copy or Print