Not sure what to draw? Here’s a list of 100 things to start off with.

100 things to draw

I’ve been thinking a lot about drawing these days, and a lot of it is spent wondering about what to draw (raise your hand if you feel the same way!) So I did what an organized person would do – I made a list. At first I hit 50. Then 80. By the time I was done, I had about a list of 100 things to draw that must be shared (see update below!) So for those who need a little inspiration on what to draw next, you can now download a small PDF of the list I made. (The preview image here is just part of it, but you can see a full preview of the file at the left hand side of the blog.)

Feel free to spread it around and send it to those who needs it!

UPDATE: In my haste of putting out the list, there’s some laughable typos and things that are plain wrong! What the heck are “Mosters”?? (#57) & toads and spiders are NOT insects! (#46) They’re reptiles and arachnids respectively!


1000 things to draw!

Thanks to all the feedback out there, I’ve launched a new website called 1000 Things to Draw that will blow your mind further! This tool will generate a random scenario for you to draw, and you can purchase a PDF that you can bring around with you to play with. CLICK HERE to go to 1000 Things to Draw!

53 Replies to “Not sure what to draw? Here’s a list of 100 things to start off with.”

  1. Amy, you are the best! This comes at a great time, just printed it out. Thanks 🙂

  2. marmushka says:

    thank you so much for this! <3

  3. Aww this is really cute! What a cool idea, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. Camz says:


  5. char says:

    Thanks Amy…just printed it out!
    Have a fabulous day!

  6. se7en says:

    Totally love it!!!

  7. Rischa says:

    This is great! Thanks!

  8. Chantal says:

    Fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing Amy!

  9. serena says:

    it’s now in my blog

  10. nelleke says:

    yes, I’m gonna draw my wife 😉
    Thanks Amy

  11. melanie says:

    Awesome. I LOVE a challenge. Will Start this Saturday. Thank you.

    1. hailey says:

      cool drawing

  12. sam says:

    Amazing. definitely using this as inspiration for my daily drawing project. thankyou!

  13. Thank you so much!…I posted it on my blog…the more people doing art, the better the world!

  14. Jeanne says:

    Thanks Amy and thanks for sending the weekly post email! 🙂

  15. mun says:

    this is cool. i have my own list as well 🙂

  16. this list is perfect. i remember being in art school and thinking if i had to draw one more set of hands or fruit bowls, i might die. i haven’t drawn anything in a long time so i think i’ll start with your list. thank you!

  17. How cool is that!!! Posted already on my blog! Thanks Amy xxx

  18. i’ve been meaning to start drawing again and I think I just found my motivation with this list! thanks

  19. Karina says:

    Well, regarding “Mosters”, in Danish a moster is your mother’s sister. So I’ve got these images of auntie monsters in my head now…
    Great list of ideas!
    : ) Karina

  20. Lindsay says:

    love this. we could use a couple of these prompts 😉 thanks for the inspiration

  21. Linda Coca says:

    I love following your blog & i esp. love tis post. i hope u dont mind that ive mentioned it in my own blog

  22. Angela says:

    Thank you so much for sharing things like this 🙂 you’ve been an great inspiration! Keep it up (_)/

  23. holly says:

    or you can draw favorite birds like peacocks :3 their my fav and colorful things like fishes seahorse ur fav animal i like drawing cheetahs animal things r pretty to draw <3

  24. .. says:

    im 12..i read all of these..and they actually thankyou 🙂 much appreciated

  25. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog, especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your posts, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! Keep up the excellent work.

  26. ryan says:

    ive done them all what do i do now 🙁

  27. bobbylulu says:

    i sucks

  28. What if I have a blog named what if? says:

    oooooo wonderful and so useful! I will print this out and pin it on my wall!

  29. Simran says:

    Hi Amy! This list was really helpful. We were suppose to draw something, anything ordinary for art. However just to let you know they are 80 things not 100 but thanks Amy !

  30. Izzie says:

    very helpful thank you

  31. Livs says:

    Hey thanks so much for sharing. I never knew what to draw but I do now! And now on whenever I don’t know what to draw I’ll look at your list!! Thanks x

  32. Maddy says:

    Thanks. That’s just the nudge I needed.

  33. Alice says:

    Lol, some of these r funny, yep thnx 😉

  34. Lucy says:

    Hi Amy,
    Thanks for the ideas, but maybe next time be more imaginative, draw a dragon or a unicorn, or your own creature, be creative!

  35. Amy says:

    Thanks for the tip Lucy! I’m working on more, so I’m definitely keeping that in mind! 🙂

  36. oppure si può disegnare uccelli preferiti come pavoni: 3 loro la mia fav e le cose colorate come cavalluccio marino animali pesci ur fav mi piace disegnare cose animali ghepardi r abbastanza per disegnare

  37. sneha murali says:

    man…dis is tooo gud..! i like it!! its very nyc!! gud one!

  38. aeryn says:

    thankyou for the help!

  39. Polina says:

    it is hard to read and if i could print it out i would but by looking at the comments i =’m sure it’s a great list! 🙂

  40. Monika says:

    oh that is so cool! I’m thinking about using this as personal challenge – like drawing those themes one by one maybe with small modification 🙂 you’re the best!

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  42. Karyn says:

    Thanks, Amy, for the great ideas!

  43. Hiya! Love this, just put it on my blog now
    thanks again!

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