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This drawing prompt generator is designed to help you unleash your creativity. Simply pick a topic and it will show you a custom drawing prompt to help get you going. If that drawing prompt doesn't do it for you, hit regenerate and you'll see another one. The system has a bunch of different art prompts you can use for drawing inspiration.
We generate the drawing prompts from a collection of drawing ideas. The drawing prompts generator actually works as a two step process. First, it randomly selects a topic from a list of relevant drawing prompts. Then it does a second pass to generate the next level of the drawing idea, working out the details of the character or scene you want to draw. This is intended to help you find cool drawings.
We have a wide variety of drawing prompts, including animals, people, places, and things. The drawing prompt generator can also generate dramatic scenes or fantasy settings. There are a couple of art prompts marked "kids" - these generate easy drawing prompts for kids. And as always, if you don't like the drawing idea, hit the topic button again and the generator will create another art prompt for you.
We've got a huge list of things to draw behind the scenes and rotate it regularly. One of our hottest topics is fantasy drawing prompts. We're regularly updating this list of drawing ideas.
Believe it or not, creating a good list of things to draw is harder than it looks. Good art prompts straddle the lines between reality, possibilities, and specifics. You need to provide just enough drawing inspiration to give the artist a grasp of a particular scene or art idea. However, really cool drawings always must come from within the artist - a mere list of things to draw won't get it done. Great art prompts spark something inside the artist, invoking a memory or fantasy which they can bring to the forefront of their art. Speaking from personal experience, some of my best work has been triggered by a mental picture of a scene or person - which I expand out through art and writing into a full fledged view of the individual in question.
It is important to think about the psychology of the person or scene you're working with; this can even apply to inanimate objects and a still-life. Good drawing ideas capture the essence of the though behind the scene. Not just what, but also why. Why are two people talking, what led them to this scene. This is where you start to cross into real drawing inspiration, going behind a mere list of things to draw. WHY does the scene exist - why these people, why this place? Great art prompts will unlock the artists imagination about the thought behind a scene.
Symbolism can be equally powerful in creating good art prompts - and is remarkably easy to interject into your work. You can create some very cool drawings from very basic subjects if you go deep on symbolism and weave the overall composition into a message your target audience will understand. Symbolism is very common in political art, particularly old political art, from a time when there was no freedom of the press and saying the wrong thing could have major consequences. This goes beyond a mere list of "things to draw" - good drawing inspiration comes from within.
First, think about your topics a bit. We've got a whole bunch of different ideas of things to draw. Need landscape drawing prompts? Try places (pastoral). Need weird drawing prompts? We've got plenty of fantastic beasts you can use to get started... Wacky drawing prompts? Anime and Found Art are a good place to start. This site is a random art idea generator that covers a lot of topics, including various fine art prompts. And yes - we have cat drawing prompts - just look under pets :)
Once you've settled on the topic, be sure to hit the button a few times to see what kinds of drawing prompts are out there. Use the prompts as a drawing inspiration generator, taking what you see in the prompt (we give it a little bit of logic, with a few random spins inserted for good measure) and building your own vision on top of it. Sketch prompts tend to work best - quickly outline your vision for the piece and color in the details later. Use the drawing generator to get started - but make sure the final work reflects your own style and personality.
Sometimes you may want to do the piece as a couple of passes. This is really common with professional artists. Use our drawing generator to get started, then build on that with your own creative drawing ideas to give the piece a life of its own. There's an art to grooming your quick drawing ideas into a deeper picture. (Some of the best high school art contest art I've seen started that way; a quick piece that acquired deeper meaning through iterations of polishing)
Got an idea for some cool drawings? Send us a suggestion. We're always looking for new art prompts and cool things to draw. We aim to be your source of drawing inspiration. Contact us at admin-at-drawingprompt.com.