47 ideas for your next pencil drawing
Are you an artist looking for pencil drawing ideas? Are you a hobby artist who wants to step up your game? Do you feel creatively stuck and need some inspiration? If so, this list is for you! Let’s explore a range of pencil drawings ideas that will help you create beautiful pieces of art. So get your pencils ready and let’s get started!
Admittedly, some of the example drawings were drawn not only with pencils, but also with colored pencils. However, all motifs can also be created purely with pencils. If any of the drawings listed here manage to inspire you to create your own pencil drawing, please feel free to share them in the comments below.
Practice facial expressions and draw an angry face.
Don’t draw a whole house, just the section with the balcony (or alternatively the terrace).
Draw a banana or other fruit, preferably even based on a real model.
If you feel like drawing a bird, how about a Bee-Eater?
Try to draw different human bodies and learn more about the differences and similarities.
Draw any building of your choice. Maybe you have a good view of a building or once took a photo of an interesting building.
Draw a cat. Maybe you even have a cat at home that is willing to pose for you as a model during a nap.
Draw cherry blossoms, whether in pencil or colored pencil.
If you draw a cherry blossom tree, I recommend you to work with colored pencils, because of the beautiful colorful blossoms.
Try to draw coily hair, for example as a single strand or in a hairstyle.
Practice facial expressions and draw a contemptuous face.
Do you have a blank sheet of paper at hand? Crumple it up and draw it.
Try to draw curly hair, for example as a single strand or in a hairstyle.
Practice facial expressions and draw a disgusted face.
Draw a dragon - but please do a better job at it than I did!
Practice facial expressions and draw a happy face.
Grab a mirror and use your own eye as a model or find a photo of an eye online to draw from.
A whole head takes too long or is still too difficult for your skills? In that case try to draw only one face.
Practice facial expressions and draw a fearful face.
Try drawing different fish, maybe even detailing the scales and fins.
Draw a flower with pencil or crayon.
Draw a forest or a park. If the weather is good and you have the opportunity, maybe sit outside and draw on the spot.
Try to draw hair, whether short or long. Just start with a length you feel like.
Use your non-dominant hand as a reference and try to draw it. You can put it relaxed on the table or take a pose.
If you feel like drawing a bird, how about a hoopoe?
Try to draw a house, whether with pencils or with colored pencils.
Try to draw only the iris instead of a whole eye.
If you feel like drawing a bird, how about a kingfisher?
Drawing with pencil: Landscapes
Try to draw different lips. If you feel like it, grab a mirror and draw your own lips.
Draw a mouth, maybe even your own?
Draw a nose, maybe even your own?
Stand in front of the mirror and try out some poses, which you then try to draw.
Draw a portrait of a man. Use a photo as a reference or find a volunteer.
Draw a portrait of a woman. Use a photo as a reference or find a volunteer.
Draw (if you feel like it, with colored pencils) a robin.
If you feel like drawing a bird, how about a European Roller?
Draw roofs of different buildings.
Draw a rose, whether with pencil or colored pencil.
Practice facial expressions and draw a sad face.
Get inspired by a statue and draw it.
Practice facial expressions and draw a surprised face.
Draw a squirrel or other wild rodent.
Do you feel like a simpler drawing? Then try to draw a tomato.
Draw a simple Tree.
Draw a tulip, whether with pencil or colored pencil.
Try to draw wavy hair, for example as a single strand or in a hairstyle.