If you’re looking for simple drawing ideas, I’ve got your covered. This post is filled with simple drawing ideas and references to inspire you. Below, you’ll find animal drawings, nature drawings, and more.
1. Ballerina Shoes
Famous for the creation of her role as The Dying Swan Anna Pavlova is one of the most celebrated ballerinas of all time. Did you know that she was also the first ever dancer to tour with ballet around the world.
2. Two Dice
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. You won’t find glory at the center of safety, but at its edge. You won’t find love at a place where you are covered, but in the space where you are exposed. You gotta take some risks.
You have to not only pick up the dice, but roll’em. So go ahead, take the gamble. You have nothing to lose except the chance to win. Life is not long enough to spend it on the sidelines. – Neale Donald Walsch
3. Crying Eyes
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss
4. Picasso Style
Dora Maar was a French artist and poet who is best known for being the lover, and muse of Pablo Picasso.
5. Woman’s Face
One day she discovered that she was fierce, strong, and full of fire. She realized that not even she, could hold herself back because her passions burned brighter than her fears.
6. Cloud and Planets
I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. – Augustine “Og” Mandino
7. Head in the Clouds
Having your head in the clouds is not a bad thing… as long as you take advantage of the inspiration you find while you’re there. – Misty Dawn Seidel
8. Astronaut Dinosaur
Meet Astrosaurus! The adorable animal astronaut is the perfect piece for those of you who are both intrigued by outer space and obsessed with dinosaurs.
9. Easy Elephant
Elephants are seen as a symbol of strength and power, and are praised by many cultures for their size, longevity, stamina, and loyalty.
10. Spaceship and Pizza
Anyone who says that money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent their money on pizza. – Andrew W.K.
11. Sea Turtle
This super cute creature was inspired by the terrapin, a small species of turtle that divides its time between land and swampy waters. A while ago, the species nearly went extinct because of over hunting. But thankfully, the tiny turtle is tough! Now, it’s not only surviving it’s thriving.
12. Peek a Boo
Keep your face towards the sun and let your shadows fall behind.
13. Unique Zombie
There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights. – Bram Stoker
14. Whale Tail
Take me to the ocean. Let me sail the open sea. To breathe the warm and salty air and dream of things to be. – Erica Billups
15. Hand Holding Crystal Ball
Astromancy is the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means, specifically of the stars.
16. Elephant with Long Trunk and Hearts
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France.
17. Easy Wolf Drawing
This tutorial will show you how to draw a howling wolf. The artist also shows you the pencils they used to draw this picture.
18. Message in a Bottle
If you believe that you deserve it, then the universe will serve it.
19. Nature in a Triangle
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. –Alice Walker
20. Cute and Easy Hedgehog
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. – Alfred A. Montapert
21. UFO Drawing
Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun. – Nina Dobrev
22. Cat and Dog Outline
Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. – Orhan Pamuk
23. Simple Whale
However big the whale may be, the tiny harpoon can rob him of life.
24. Owl with Heart Eyes
Did you know that owls are farsighted? This means they can’t see things close to their eyes clearly.
25. Simple Flower
You’ll be calm the day you learn to sit alone and do nothing. – Maxime Lagacé
26. Bright Moon
We are all like the bright moon we still have our darker side. – Khalil Gibran
There are over 5,000 species of dragonflies that are part of the scientific infraorder called Anisoptera.
28. Cat and Plant
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. – Hippolyte Taine
29. I’m OK Band-Aid
We’re all a work in progress, and sometimes we need some help to get us through the bad times. You are always enough, and never forget that.
Rawr! It’s been extinct since the Cretaceous Period, but this precious plant-eater remains one of the most recognizable dinos thanks to its big, bony back.
31. Balloon with Mountains
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. – Rachel Carson
32. Glasses and Nature
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir
33. Easy Ice Cream Cone
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that is pretty much the same thing.
34. Key with Birds and Trees
Birds have always had the ability to bring me out of a dark space and provide relief in bad times. – Jason Ward
35. Mountain Dotwork
The great thing about reaching the top of the mountain is realizing that there’s space for more than one person. And you’re now in the prime position to help others up. – We Dream of Travel
36. Cat and the Moon
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. – Terry Pratchett
37. Four Easy Dinosaurs
Although they’re strutting side-by-side in this cute conga line of dinos, in real life, you’d never find a T-Rex and a Stegosaurus together. Why? Because there’s actually a 77-million year age difference between the two! The T-Rex is closer in age to us humans than it is to the Stegosaurus
I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of ideas for simple drawings. For more ideas, check out out post featuring Easy Drawing Ideas.