25 Cool Things to Draw When You’re Bored

Boredom is a familiar feeling for all of us, but you should never succumb to it. Instead, you can dust off your sketchbook and pencil and practice your drawing skills. But since boredom can gnaw at your mind and give you a creative plateau, we’ll give you the inspiration you need.

We’ve made a list of 15 things you can draw when bored. So jump in for many enjoyable ideas you can try out.

1. Mandala


Drawing a mandala is guaranteed to snatch you out of boredom. Mandalas have many intricate details that require focusing, and they have captivating appearances that’ll motivate you to finish your work of art quickly.

More so, drawing a mandala is a win-win situation because after finishing, you can color it using coloring pencils. So you can say goodbye to boredom for a long while!

2. Eyes


Eyes have many equally charming shapes, and you can practice them all in your free time. Start with a smoky eye and finish your creative session with a hooded one. Doing this will provide you with the distraction you need from boredom, and you’ll improve your drawing skills.

3. City Skyline

City Skyline

A city’s skyline is its unique fingerprint. Some cities are even recognized worldwide for their dazzling skylines, like Dubai and Shanghai.

Whether you’ve visited a city with a remarkable skyline before or you’re entranced by their online photos, you can try and draw one on your own. It’ll be good practice for your skills, and your boredom will dissolve away like magic.

4. 3D Drawings

3D Drawings

3D drawings have a unique depth that makes you feel as if they’ll leap out of the paper. However, they’re pretty challenging to ace; you’ll need to practice painting shadows and avoid distorting your drawing. With that being said, it’s a fun skill to practice when you’re bored, and it’ll breed beautiful results if you work hard enough.

Read also: 30 Easy Things to Paint on a Canvas

5. Beach Scene

Beach Scene

Drawing a beach scene will remind you of the cheerfulness of the summer season, be it the long nights, feeling the sand between your toes, or the warm, breezy days.

You can begin with simple sea waves and a sun shining brightly on them and take it from there. Then, as you slowly add other decorative details to your painting, like boats, people, and fish, you’ll forget about your boredom.

6. Galaxy


Galaxies are among the most straightforward drawing ideas because they don’t have definite lines or intricate details. Instead, they’re all about spontaneous colors and glitter. So, if you want to paint absent-mindedly without focusing too much, you can get your acrylic paints out and paint a galaxy.

After you paint the colors and mix them in a swirly fashion, you can sprinkle some glitter on top to finish your masterpiece.

Read also: 20 Easy Sketch Ideas to Draw

7. Personal Collections

Personal Collections

Collecting objects is an enjoyable hobby that many people have, and if you’re one of them, you can use it as inspiration for your next drawing project. So get your collection out, lay it out before you, and start sketching it in an artistic fashion.

8. Plane Window

Plane Window

Staring out of a plane window is a euphoric feeling for many, whether it’s because of coming back home after a long time away or visiting a new place and creating unforgettable memories. You can engrave this moment in your mind forever by drawing it in your sketchbook. Either draw from memory or use a photo you took while on the plane.

9. Mosaic Bird

Mosaic Bird

Mosaic is a one-of-a-kind form of art. Imagine hundreds of pieces of glass coming together to form a masterpiece; marvelous, isn’t it? You can use mosaic art as inspiration for your next drawing. For instance, draw a simple bird outline and fill it with intricate patterns and tiny doodles.

See also: 25 Easy Acrylic Painting Ideas

10. Spiral Waves

Spiral Waves

Drawing swiveled lines spontaneously and breeding an artistic masterpiece never gets old. If you don’t want to put too much effort into thinking about your next drawing, you can trace some lines across the paper, making spiral waves-like patterns. You can keep doing so till you fill your sketchbook.

By the time you’re finished, you’ll have a remarkable drawing that you can breathe life into with colors, and you’ll have forgotten entirely about boredom.

11. Desert Landscape

Desert Landscape

Don’t we all wish for a party in the desert with Desert Rose blasting through the speakers and the surrounding sand providing us with an earthy, serene aesthetic? If you can picture this scene in your mind, why not translate it into drawings?

You can begin with a simple desert landscape with a few cacti and tents. Then, you can use your wild imagination to add other decorative details and finish the masterpiece.

12. Splatter Canvas

Splatter Canvas

Here’s a chaotic idea that’ll give you the fun you need. You’ll need a paintbrush, acrylic colors, and a large canvas. Then, you can dip the brush into different colors and splatter it over the canvas. Doing so will produce spontaneous splatters on the canvas and take your mind off of any overthinking or boredom you’re going through.

13. Aliens


Nobody knows what aliens look like or if they even exist. While this doesn’t satisfy our humane curiosity, it gives you unlimited space to imagine an alien’s appearance and draw it.

14. Shopfronts


Have you ever dreamt about opening your own shop? If so, you can use your creativity to design a shopfront for your inspired business. It’ll be good practice for your drawing skills, and it’ll fill your mind with positive ideas and designs instead of boredom-resulting emptiness.

15. Hourglasses


We’ll end our article with an artistic idea that you’ll love. Hourglasses represent the inevitable fleeting of time, and instead of staring at one and feeling the boredom intensify, you can hold your pencil and sketch many different hourglasses.

You can use your creativity and draw a floral one, a gothic-themed one, and a broken one with sand coming out of it. No matter what you do, you’ll get to try your hands at drawing, and you’ll distract your mind from the boredom for a good while.

See also: 30 Simple and Easy Drawing Ideas For Beginners!

16. Draw a Skull

Draw a Skull

This tutorial will show you how to design a skull step by step. For mixing, I recommend using a blending stump.

17. Draw Flowers in an Umbrella

Draw Flowers in an Umbrella

Flower drawings have always been a favorite of mine. A hand holds an umbrella with flowers blooming from it in this imaginative illustration.

18. Stormtrooper Helmet

Stormtrooper Helmet

The Stormtrooper helmet is a fun drawing project for Star Wars fans. What are the chances? This might be the beginning of your own Star Wars-themed displate shop.

19. Baby Groot Pot Plant

Baby Groot Pot Plant

There’s nothing like a dose of cuteness to lift your spirits. Who wouldn’t want to draw a sweet little Groot baby? This stunning image can be recreated in only a few minutes. The Marvel cinematic universe is brimming with wonderful ideas for easy things to draw, and even better, it’s brimming with amazing wall art ideas.

20. Among Us Ghost

Among Us Ghost

Who was the assassin? Who among us is a traitor? Some fascinating characters can be found in the popular game “Among Us.” Here’s a ghost character from the game to draw.

21. Draw a Penguin

Draw a Penguin

Here’s a fantastic beginner-friendly penguin drawing. This is a good choice if you’re searching for something basic to draw.

22. Draw a Skull with Butterflies

Draw a Skull with Butterflies

After you’ve mastered drawing a skull with the reference I provided above, try expanding your talents with this drawing of a skull and butterflies.

23. Rick from Rick & Morty

Rick from Rick & Morty

Rick from Rick and Morty, Rick and Morty, Rick and Morty, Rick and Morty When you’re bored, his star-shaped head and simple face structure could be a fun doodle. This may be the beginnings of your own character sketches for an animated program.

24. Abstract Shapes

Abstract Shapes

When it comes to drawing something simple, don’t overlook the importance of shapes. Even the most basic shapes can be used to create something spectacular and lovely. So go crazy with the forms and make a one-of-a-kind pattern.

25. Draw Scooby Doo

Draw Scooby Doo

As a kid, I was the biggest Scooby Doo fan. As a result, I’ll always have a special spot in my heart for this character.

To Wrap Up

Boredom is an annoying feeling that gets worse with every passing moment, but you can defeat it with some enjoyable drawings and a bit of creativity. Whether you choose a challenging idea like the mandala or a chaotic, spontaneous one like the galaxy, it’ll take your mind off of the boredom for a long while.

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