You don’t have to be born with a ton of artistic talent to be able to draw ✏️.
It might come more naturally to some people than others but anyone can learn to draw easy things without too much effort.
With a bit of practice and the help of some step by step tutorials, before you know it you’ll be able to draw all kinds of things in your sketchbook or journal.
The most important thing to remember is to just have fun with it!
What are the easiest things to draw for beginners?
The easiest things to draw for beginners are two-dimensional (2D) objects in a cartoon style. Food, animals and plants are the most straightforward objects for beginners to draw while drawing people, scenes or landscapes is a lot more difficult for beginners.
Step by step how to draw 100+ easy things for beginners.
Food is a great thing for beginners to draw because you can make it as simple or complicated as you like. Start off by practicing drawing fruit and vegetables and then move on to drawing more complicated foods like sandwiches, burgers and sushi!
Drawing food will educate you on spatial relationships and show you that everything you draw is made up of multiple basic shapes like squares, triangles and circles.
Animals are good to draw for beginners because you can create cute critters with just a few lines. Once you’ve mastered how to draw one animal, drawing others with come easily to you as the basics are the same for every animal.
It’s also fun to draw animals because you can allow your imagination to run wild and create your own new species or draw a hybrid of two animals.
Another great place to start for beginners is drawing flowers, trees and other plants. Their soft, organic shape make them more forgiving to draw for beginners. It’s hard to go wrong when drawing plants, and even if you do, you can fix your mistakes easily.
Drawing inanimate objects can be a good option for beginners as they are usually made up of straight lines and shapes that are easily identified. A beginner can also use real life objects as a guide to help them draw.
Easy things to draw for beginners – step by step video tutorials
When you’re learning how to draw it can be really useful to see the exact steps and method someone else uses to draw something.
Luckily these days there are hundreds of free video resources on YouTube for beginners to learn to draw.
Here are some of the best step by step tutorials for beginners to learn to draw easy things on YouTube.
This easy to follow tutorial shows you how to draw a basic diamond, which is perfect for beginners.
Taking a little step up this tutorial shows you how to draw a really impressive looking rose. I love how the creator makes it so easy to follow and understand what she’s doing.
Once you’ve gotten comfortable drawing basic things this video is perfect for beginners who want to learn how to draw a dog. Who doesn’t want to be able to draw an adorable puppy?
Top tips for beginners learning to draw
As a beginner it can be daunting just picking up a pencil and starting to draw.
Here are the best tips for beginners who want to learn how to draw.
1. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes
One of the things that will stop a beginner from learning how to draw is fear. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, everyone starts somewhere. The only way you’ll learn and improve is if you just start drawings and making mistakes.
2. Keep practising
Drawing daily will really improve your skills over time. Even if you just spend 10 minutes a day you’ll quickly notice a difference in your drawings. Don’t worry too much about the end result, just enjoy practicing.
3. Draw basic shapes first
Try to see and start off with the basic shapes in whatever you are drawing. Do you see circles, rectangles, triangles? Once you find and draw the basic shapes you will easily be able to connect them together and fill in the details to create a great drawing.
4. Draw things you’re interested in
One of the keys to becoming good at drawing, that people often forget, is that you need to draw things that interest you. There’s no point in forcing yourself to draw things you don’t want to draw, you’ll quickly give up and lose interesting in drawing all together.
Draw whatever you feel like drawing, just keep practicing, and before you know it you won’t be a beginner anymore!