Sometimes the act of moving around opens our mind up to new ideas. You may have seen how people pace back and forth while involved in a moment of deep thinking. When you’re trying to come up with new inspiration, try moving around a bit. I often get my best ideas when I’m out on a jog or just walking around the neighborhood. It changes our environment and also gets us moving.
I decided to do some of the brainstorming for you and create a list of 101 drawing ideas that you can include in your sketchbook or turn in to finished works.
The items on this list are meant to challenge you a bit, but can still be completed in a short amount of time – making them perfect subjects.
Why not think of these suggestions in terms of a scavenger hunt? So maybe you’ve scanned the list here and you don’t see anything that appeals to you.
Instead of just picking a few, why not tackle them all. Maybe some of the subjects sound too difficult or perhaps you’ve already drawn them before and you don’t want to revisit them. Sometimes, when you revisit a subject for the second time, you find that you’re more successful.) Fortunately, there are other places to look for drawing inspiration other than this list you may have just stumbled upon.
In many cases, the subjects aren’t quite as difficult as we think they are.
But we only discover this if we take on the challenge.Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what a finished work of art will look like by simply searching for photo references.The “magic” in a finished artwork is often the result of the artistic decisions that are made during the drawing process.Remember, we can always use the ideas that we conceive in our sketchbooks and turn them into finished works of art.A sketchbook is great place to practice, but it’s also a great place to plan and find some inspiration. Defining what’s considered easy will be different for everyone.Grab a sketchbook with at least 100 pages and draw each idea one by one until you’ve filled it up completely. Here are a few more places to look for inspiration and activities that may spark your creativity…When we explore a bit and move our bodies, an interesting thing happens. This also helps to get our creative juices flowing.Sometimes this is just the extra push that we need to get started.The internet is a wonderful resource, but looking at art in a physical book or better yet – a gallery or museum is the best option.By looking at art produced by someone else, we can get inspired.We may begin to envision what our art would look like if we were to emulate their style or use the same medium.