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Table of Contents
Drawing Aesthetic Ideas
1 Your Mobile Phone
2 A Dog
3 A Cat
4 A Shoe
5 A Mug of Coffee
6 A Glass of Wine
8 Something Jazzy
11 Tin Cans
12 Stringed Instruments
16 Different Hairstyles
17 A Coin
18 A Gun
19 A Sword
20 A Monster
21 A Skull
22 A Chair
25 A Bar of Soap
26 A Bicycle
27 Vintage Photos
28 Old Toys
29 Old Portrait Photos
30 Cartoon Characters
1 Things to Draw – Your Mobile Phone
This is a really easy one to start with, as few of us are ever without our phones. You may even be reading this post on your phone, so why not put it down and draw it?
The reflections on the screen alone are an interesting challenge, and you can draw the back or the front. Or both!
2 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – A Dog
If you have your own dog then this is a no-brainer. Even if you don’t all you have to do is get a cute picture of one from Pinterest or Google Images. It can be a cartoon one or a more realistic one if you’re up to the challenge.
Getting the proportions right will improve your skills no end.
3 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – A Cat
This leads us on naturally to drawing a cat. Again try a cartoon cat or a more real life drawing.
4 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – A Shoe
A great way to challenge yourself is to try drawing a shoe. It isn’t as easy as it sounds. You could try one that you are wearing or someone else’s. It can be trainers, boots, high heels or whatever footwear you like!
5 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – A Mug of Coffee
For many of us a morning coffee is a crucial part of the day. Why not draw it? Especially if you have a cool favourite mug.
6 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – A Glass of Wine
This leads on very naturally to drawing another beverage, hopefully one you drink in the evening this time! A wineglass, empty or otherwise is a great drawing idea.
Trying to capture what the light does on the glass and what you can see through the other side in a distorted way, is brilliant practice.
7 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Candles
Candles are another fantastic drawing idea, especially in a dark room allowing you to draw the light around the candle as well. This one is particularly good if you have an attractive candle holder or can find a nice picture of one. Perhaps even an antique one.
8 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Something Jazzy
This is one of our favourite drawing ideas. Jazz and art have always enjoyed a close relationship so why not draw a jazz instrument? A saxophone or trumpet are the most obvious but a trombone could work really well too.
Another idea could be something abstract based on jazz – think Kandinsky, musical notes and abstract instruments here.
9 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Flowers
Obvious for sure but still a great drawing idea. Obvious ideas would be peonies, roses and chrysanthemums but we would encourage you to think beyond and perhaps try something a little different.
10 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Beaches
Why not try drawing a beach? Beaches come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are sandy, some are made up of pebbles, some have sand dunes. The list goes on. Try drawing a beach near you, or even better imagine your own perfect beach.
11 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Tin Cans
Think about your favourite drink – Coke, Pepsi, Budweiser etc and draw the can crushed in different ways. This is a really personal one as it could be a soft drink can, a beer can, even a tin of sparkling water. Choose your tonic or poison. You can have fun with this by crushing the can to left or right, or even squashing it into itself from top to bottom.
12 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Stringed Instruments
We’ve already mentioned jazz instruments, but stringed instruments are a great option too. Guitars work really well for drawing ideas, but ukuleles and mandolins create a completely different vibe and are a little more unique. Violins, violas and cellos are excellent drawing ideas too.
13 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Clothing
Yes we are heading in the direction of fashion here but drawing clothes is excellent practice even if you don’t want to be a fashion designer. Every artist has some sort of clothing that helps define them, be it hats, scarves, shirts, skirts or coats. Getting the shading and shape right takes skill and effort.
14 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Horses
Horses are a really beautiful animal that many an artist has been captured by. There are many options for drawing – a horse running, a horse standing still or a horse and rider. A more abstract drawing is always a great drawing idea too.
15 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Cars
Whether you want to do a cartoon car or something more realistic this is a really good drawing idea. You could even draw your perfect imaginary car – perhaps based on an electric car you might drive on the moon, like a Tesla!
16 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Different Hairstyles
Few things define an era like a hairstyle. You could draw the hairstyle of the person next to you on the bus or train, or you could sketch the bob style of the 1920’s. These days the feminist fringe might be more your style. Go crazy with it and have fun!
17 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – A Coin
Why not go ahead and draw a coin? It could be a coin from hundreds of years ago or one that has been minted recently. Again, coins define certain eras, as well as countries. Use your own or search up a worthy picture of a coin on Google or Pinterest.
18 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – A Gun
Not that we support violence in any way, but a gun is an unavoidable thing to draw for comics, films, novels, and anime to name but a few. You could go crazy and imagine your own futuristic sci-fi gun, or one that a cowboy or cowgirl might happily use. Try a rifle, a revolver, handgun or even ray-gun. You could even invent your own weapon for whatever context suits you.
19 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – A Sword
From guns to swords and back again, we would definitely recommend learning how to draw weapons (though not use them in real life!) as they are part and parcel of so many contexts for drawing. No-one can deny the appeal of learning how to draw a samurai sword, or even some sort of dagger. This drawing idea could keep you going for a very long time!
20 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – A Monster
Okay so it’s one of the most broad drawing ideas but we all need more monsters to draw in our lives. Consider Frankenstein, Werewolves, Vampires, Bigfoot or whatever works for you!
21 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – A Skull
Yes we know it sounds a bit morbid, but drawing a skull is a basic skill for every artist. Find one in Google Images, a museum or somewhere safe… Don’t kill anyone or anything to help with this one! A sheep’s skull, a goat’s skull or something similar is a stable in most Art Departments in school. You could find one prettily easily, or better yet search Pinterest!
22 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – A Chair
This one is a favourite with us because it presents lots of possibilities. You could draw an armchair, a fancy dining room chair, a bedroom chair or even a small child’s chair. Go crazy with this and find your own favourite chair to draw, or imagine what your perfect chair might look like – complete with manoeuvrability, drinks holder or whatever suits you.
23 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Birds
This is a really open-ended drawing idea – you could draw anything from a sparrow to an eagle. The feathers are a particular challenge and this exercise will help you become a better artist in so many different ways.
24 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Jewellery
Find a piece of jewellery that you really love and draw it. It could be a ring, an earring, a bracelet, or even a necklace. Imagine where the light source in your drawing might be and showcase that sparkle in your drawing.
25 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – A Bar Of Soap
This is a surprising thing to draw but somehow it works. We use soap every day (hopefully!) but it can be an excellent thing to draw. You might even want to include a few soap bubbles too!
26 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – A Bicycle
A lot of people love to cycle so don’t miss out on this possibility for drawing. Cycling is great exercise but drawing a bike is also a great exercise!
27 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Vintage Photos
This is a really great way to improve your drawing, and it might even leave you smiling. Find some of your old photos, family ones or if that is too painful, photos of past holidays are perfect. Do your best to convert them into a drawing, and enjoy the nostalgia!
28 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Old Toys
We all have old toys lying around that don’t have any monetary value so why not draw them? From Transformers to My Little Pony, drawing ideas abound.
29 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Old Portrait Photos
One of the best drawing ideas we could think of would be old photos of people’s faces. It could be your grandmother or a famous face from the past. Whatever way you look at it drawing faces is a difficult but rewarding experience, and it will help you improve your drawing no end.
30 Drawing Aesthetic Ideas – Cartoon Characters
What could be more fun than drawing your favourite cartoon characters? All you need is to find some pictures on Google Images, whether it be Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny or a character from the Simpsons, or Rick and Morty. This is always fun. Every time.
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