Pencil Drawings

46 ideas for your next pencil drawing

Pencil Drawings

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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!

Ideas and Inspiration for Drawings with Pencil

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.

#01 Anger

Pencil Drawings: Anger

Practice facial expressions and draw an angry face.

#02 Balcony

Pencil drawing: Balcony

Don’t draw a whole house, just the section with the balcony (or alternatively the terrace).

#03 Banana

Pencil Drawings: Banana

Draw a banana or other fruit, preferably even based on a real model.

#04 Bee-Eater

Pencil Drawing: European Bee-Eater

If you feel like drawing a bird, how about a Bee-Eater?

#05 Body

Pencil Drawing: Body

Try to draw different human bodies and learn more about the differences and similarities.

#06 Building

Pencil Drawings: Building

Draw any building of your choice. Maybe you have a good view of a building or once took a photo of an interesting building.

#07 Cats

Pencil Drawing: Cats

Draw a cat. Maybe you even have a cat at home that is willing to pose for you as a model during a nap.

#08 Cherry Blossoms

Pencil Drawings: Cherry Blossoms

Draw cherry blossoms, whether in pencil or colored pencil.

#09 Cherry Blossom Tree

Pencil Drawing: Cherry Blossom Tree

If you draw a cherry blossom tree, I recommend you to work with colored pencils, because of the beautiful colorful blossoms.

#10 Coily Hair Haar

Zeichnung mit Bleistift: Krauses Haar

Try to draw coily hair, for example as a single strand or in a hairstyle.

#11 Contempt

Pencil Drawings: Contempt

Practice facial expressions and draw a contemptuous face.

#12 Curly Hair

Zeichnung mit Bleistift: Gelocktes Haar

Try to draw curly hair, for example as a single strand or in a hairstyle.

#13 Disgust

Pencil Drawings: Disgust

Practice facial expressions and draw a disgusted face.

#14 Dragon

Pencil Drawings: Dragon

Draw a dragon - but please do a better job at it than I did!

#15 Enjoyment

Pencil Drawings: Enjoyment

Practice facial expressions and draw a happy face.

#16 Eyes

Pencil Drawing: Eyes

Grab a mirror and use your own eye as a model or find a photo of an eye online to draw from.

#17 Face

Pencil Drawings: Face

A whole head takes too long or is still too difficult for your skills? In that case try to draw only one face.

#18 Fear

Pencil Drawing: Fear

Practice facial expressions and draw a fearful face.

#19 Fishes

Pencil mDrawing: Fish

Try drawing different fish, maybe even detailing the scales and fins.

#20 Flowers

Pencil Drawings: Flowers

Draw a flower with pencil or crayon.

#21 Forest or Park

Pencil Drawing: Forest or Park

Draw a forest or a park. If the weather is good and you have the opportunity, maybe sit outside and draw on the spot.

#22 Hair

Pencil Drawing: Hair

Try to draw hair, whether short or long. Just start with a length you feel like.

#23 Hands

Pencil Drawing: Hands

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.

#24 Hoopoe

Pencil Drawings: Hoopoe

If you feel like drawing a bird, how about a hoopoe?

#25 House

Pencil Drawing: House

Try to draw a house, whether with pencils or with colored pencils.

#26 Iris

Pencil Drawing: Iris

Try to draw only the iris instead of a whole eye.

#27 Kingfisher

Pencil Drawings: Kingfisher

If you feel like drawing a bird, how about a kingfisher?

#28 Landscapes

Pencil Drawings: Landscapes

Drawing with pencil: Landscapes

#29 Lips

Pencil Drawing: Lips

Try to draw different lips. If you feel like it, grab a mirror and draw your own lips.

#30 Mouth

Pencil Drawing: Mouth

Draw a mouth, maybe even your own?

#31 Nose

Pencil Drawing: Nose

Draw a nose, maybe even your own?

#32 Poses

Pencil Drawing: Pose

Stand in front of the mirror and try out some poses, which you then try to draw.

#33 Portrait of a Man

Pencil Drawing: Portrait of a Man

Draw a portrait of a man. Use a photo as a reference or find a volunteer.

#34 Portrait of a Woman

Pencil Drawing: Portrait of a Woman

Draw a portrait of a woman. Use a photo as a reference or find a volunteer.

#35 Robin

Zeichnung mit Bleistift: Rotkehlchen

Draw (if you feel like it, with colored pencils) a robin.

#36 Roller

Pencil Drawing: Roller

If you feel like drawing a bird, how about a European Roller?

#37 Roofs

Pencil Drawing: Roof

Draw roofs of different buildings.

#38 Rose

Pencil Drawing: Rose

Draw a rose, whether with pencil or colored pencil.

#39 Sadness

Pencil Drawing: Sadness

Practice facial expressions and draw a sad face.

#40 Statues

Pencil Drawing: Statues

Get inspired by a statue and draw it.

#41 Surprise

Pencil Drawing: Surprise

Practice facial expressions and draw a surprised face.

#42 Squirrel

Pencil Drawing: Squirrel

Draw a squirrel or other wild rodent.

#43 Tomatoes

Pencil Drawing: Tomatoes

Do you feel like a simpler drawing? Then try to draw a tomato.

#44 Tree

Pencil Drawings: Tree

Draw a simple Tree.

#45 Tulip

Pencil Drawing: Tulip

Draw a tulip, whether with pencil or colored pencil.

#46 Wavy hair

Pencil Drawing: Wavy hair

Try to draw wavy hair, for example as a single strand or in a hairstyle.


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