What Can I Draw? – 100 Objects to Draw


‘What can I draw?’ The answer may be below.  This list should inspire you as it has 100 drawing prompts.  Like most activities, drawing improves if you keep doing it.  The ideas below require you to put the object in front of you, or a picture of the object, and to carefully draw it. Feel free to use any of the images from this blog post as they are all public domain images.

  1. A close up of your cat or dog.
  2. A hat
  3. A cupcake. (Then you get to eat it!)
  4. A car from an interesting viewpoint.Zentangle Art Lessons
  5. Your bike.
  6. Glasses
  7. A houseplant
  8. A cup and saucer
  9. Eyes.  Your own, a friend’s or a family member.
  10. Something that is woven.
  11. A chair
  12. Your open pencil case.
  13. Something shiny: a spoon, a trophy, a tap…
  14. A pile of pots and pans sitting on the draining board.
  15. Your feet.
  16. Your hand. 
  17. The clothes you dropped on the floor.
  18. A shell.
  19. A stack of books.
  20. Some old shoes.
    Shoes, Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise), Oil on canvas
    Shoes by Van Gogh

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  21. A pine cone.
  22. Your phone.
  23. A ball of string.
  24. A leaf, either green or autumnal.
  25. A self-portrait.  Use a mirror or your phone.

    Self Portrait by Umberto Boccioni
  26. The cutlery drawer or a pile of cutlery.
  27. A plate of food.
  28. Your unmade bed.
  29. A rose.
  30. Your earphones or headphones.  
  31. A landscape.
  32. Create your own still life of pots, pans and bottles.Zentangle Feathers
  33. A tree, branch, twig or stump.
  34. A button.
  35. An old lamp.
  36. A pepper (capsicum) cut in half.
  37. A croissant. 
  38. A pencil sharpener.
  39. A paint palette with a brush.
  40. Tube of paint.  
  41. Cloth which you have artistically draped.
  42. A fish.
  43. A smile.
  44. The view from your window.
  45. A vase of flowers.

    Oleanders, Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise), Oil on canvas
    Oleanders by Van Gogh
  46. A sunflower.
  47. A chocolate bar.
  48. A kiss.
  49. An eyeshadow palette.
  50. Glass beads. You’ve Just Read 50 Drawing Prompts!  Let’s look at 50 more!

  51. A pagoda.
  52. The inside of a room.
  53. An orange or lemon cut in half.
  54. A compass.
  55. Toothpaste Tube  
  56. A single biscuit or an open packet of Oreo’s.
  57. A toothbrush.
  58. The view through a keyhole.
  59. A human or animal skull.
  60. Jelly Babies  
  61. An ear.
  62. Facial expressions- shock, anger, happiness etc
  63. A jar full of sweets or coins or pickles.
  64. A Cotton reel.
  65. Marbles.  
  66. A Pincushion.
  67. Inside a clock.
  68. Feet in flip-flops or sandals.
  69. Wool & knitting needles.
  70. Pasta.
  71. A converse boot.
  72. A tangle of necklaces.
  73. A pile of buttons.
  74. A butterfly.
  75. An open tin of sardines. 
  76. A bunch of keys.
  77. A nose.
  78. A fingertip.
  79. A fruit bowl
  80. Your house, or a house in your street. Drawing Resources for Art Teachers
  81. A rose.
  82. A pocket watch.
  83. Water. (A tap flowing, a river, the sea…)
  84. The inside of your fridge.
  85. Cow Parsley.
  86. A lipstick.
  87. An ice-cream.
  88. Fire.  A match, an open fire or a candle.
  89. A pile of magazines or newspapers.
  90. Monkey Nuts.
  91. A glass of water.
  92. Your bookshelf.
  93. A feather.
  94. A slice of pizza.
  95. A banana peel.
  96. A candlestick
  97. A denim jacket hanging on a peg.
  98. A gemstone.
  99. A wrapped present.
  100. Nail polish.

Now you’ve looked at 100 drawing prompts, I no longer want to hear ‘What Shall I Draw?’

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Sarah Crowther is The Arty Teacher. She is a high school art teacher in the North West of England. She strives to share her enthusiasm for art by providing art teachers around the globe with high-quality resources and by sharing her expertise through this blog.

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  1. omg, thank you so much!!!!
    as an aspiring artist stuck without ideas this was so very helpful!

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