100 Sketchbook Ideas

 

 

1.    Draw the inside of your closet

2.    Draw the contents of your desk drawer

3.    Just before your room is cleaned, draw it

4.    Draw the contents of your refrigerator

5.    Draw the contents of your medicine chest

6.    Draw the contents of your garage

7.    Draw your dad’s worktable after he’s worked on a project

8.    Before the dishes are washed, draw them

9.    Draw a pile of laundry waiting to get washed

10.    Draw someone in your family while they sleep

11.    Draw a pile of bicycles on the sidewalk

12.    Draw the guests at your parents’ dinner party

13.    Draw yourself in a mirror

14.    Draw your brother/sister practicing his/her instrument

15.    Draw your friend shooting hoops in the driveway

16.    Draw yourself painting your toenails (if you do)

17.    Draw your hand in multiple positions

18.    Draw your hand holding a variety of objects

19.    Draw your hand against other parts of anatomy (chin, knee, etc.)

20.    Draw your bird, cat, dog, fish, snake, leopard, and lobster doing something strange

21.    Draw what is in the rear-view mirror of your car

22.    Draw a dead bird in a beautiful landscape

23.    Draw your view from the back seat of the car

24.    Draw food

25.    Draw a piece of cake and make it look delicious

26.    Draw 2 eggs in the shell, fried, over easy

27.    Draw one popcorn kernel, draw a bag of popcorn

28.    Draw a peanut in and out of its shell

29.    Draw moving water, still water

30.    Draw a wet object, make it look wet

31.    Draw an object when looking through a tube (microscope)

32.    Draw an object seen through glass (how does the glass make a difference?)

33.    Draw something floating

34.    Draw a dark object in a light environment

35.    Draw a dark object in a dark environment

36.    Draw the contents of a light room when sitting in a dark room

37.    Climb a ladder, draw what is below

38.    Draw objects that are backlit

39.    Lie on the floor, draw what is eye level

40.    Dig a hole, put a whole in the hole, draw what is in the hole

41.    Fill in the hole, cover up the whole, draw the covered hole

42.    Find a quiet place in a crowd, draw the crowd

43.    Find a quiet place, draw the quiet

44.    Find a noisy place, draw noise

45.    On the school bus, draw your friends on the way to school, draw your friends on the way

         home.  Is there a difference?

46.    Shine a light through an open weave structure, draw the cast shadow               

47.    Draw an object that is lit by the light coming through blinds

48.    Draw a portrait that is lit by the light coming through mini blinds

49.    Draw an object that is lit by a candle

50.    Draw a figure that is lit by a candle

51.    Draw your sister/brother by the light cast by the TV or computer screen

52.    Draw the inside of a machine

53.    Draw an apple, pear, and banana

54.    Draw an apple, banana, and a wrench

55.    Draw a scoop of ice cream and an old shoe

56.    Draw an apple, a vacation photo, a hammer and a gold fish

57.    Tighten a C clamp on a banana, draw it

58.    Draw an apple, pear, and a banana that is tightly wrapped in aluminum foil, plastic wrap

59.    Draw an apple, pear, and a banana that is tightly wrapped in string

60.    Copy the Mona Lisa

61.    Rearrange the Mona Lisa to suit yourself

62.    Combine elements of two famous paintings

63.    Put Mona Lisa in a contemporary setting

64.    Copy any work of art older than you

65.    Remake the above work of art in your way

66.    Make a drawing that says something about

67.    Make a drawing that says something about the world situation

68.    Make a drawing that is pure propaganda about any issue you feel strongly about

69.    Make a drawing that is totally truthful

70.    Make a drawing that lies all over the place

71.    Make a drawing that is completely impossible

72.    Draw a portrait inside out

73.    Draw an apple, pear, and banana inside out

74.    Look out your bedroom window, draw what you see

75.    Look out your bedroom window, draw what you would like to see

76.    Design a new chair that is based on an organic object

77.    Design a fashion that is based on the earth

78.    Create a collage and draw a part of it

79.    Make a detailed drawing of five square inches of grass

80.    Make a detailed drawing of five square inches of hair

81.    Make a detailed drawing of five square inches of a feather

82.    Make a detailed drawing of five square inches of a dollar bill

83.    Make a drawing of grass, hair, feathers and a dollar bill

84.    Draw an insect under a magnifying glass

85.    Rearrange, redesign the insect

86.    Change the size relationship (scale) of the insect and something else (i.e. building,  ships, cars)

87.    Draw a portrait of your best friend

88.    Draw a self-portrait

89.    Draw a family portrait

90.    Copy Copley’s Watson and Shark

91.    Tear up a photo and draw it

92.    Rearrange the torn pieces and draw them

93.    Draw tools

94.    Crumple a photograph, draw it

95.    Crumple a drawing, redraw it crumpled

96.    Cut out a photo into small pieces, rearrange the photo in some other order, draw it

97.    Draw a reflection

98.    Draw a transparent object

99.    Draw your self-portrait in shiny object

100.    Draw your art supplies

Adapted from Niskayuna Central Schools Department of Art Education

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