Would you like to learn how to draw? Using step-by-step drawing tutorials is a great way to build skills and confidence.
How do step-by-step guides teach you how to draw?
Our drawing guides use a simple system. Click on a guide that interests you. Then, look at each picture. Copy the lines and shapes that you see highlighted in blue.
In the next picture, the lines you drew in the previous steps will have faded to black. New lines and shapes to draw will be highlighted in blue. A written description accompanies each step in case you get stuck.
Do you worry that you won't be able to draw complicated objects and characters?
Don't be! Our tutorials break down complex projects into easy-to-follow steps.
You'll learn how to identify straight lines, curved lines, circles, ovals, squares, rectangles, pentagons, hexagons, hearts, teardrop shapes, and more within the objects you see around you.
What types of things will you learn how to draw step by step?
You'll learn how to draw cute popular characters like Hello Kitty and Pusheen the Cat.
You'll learn how to draw anime characters, dragons, and other fantastic creatures.
You'll even be able to finish your homework with tutorials for drawing DNA, outer space, and realistic animals.
The best part is, the more you draw, the more you will enjoy drawing!
As your skills grow, you can combine characters and objects from different tutorials to illustrate stories or create interesting scenes.
With 100 tutorials to choose from, Easy Drawing Guides has something for everyone!
Pick your favorite from the list below, and let's get started.
100 Easy Drawing Ideas with Step by Step Drawings
How to Draw Lemonade
Would you like a nice, tall glass of lemonade? You can draw one, complete with glistening ice cubes and a lemon slice. Draw up enough to share with your friends!
How to Draw a Wizard
You may not be a wizard, Harry, but you can learn how to draw one. Experience the magic of this classic wizard drawing guide.
How to Draw a Christmas Present
If opening presents is fun, making them is even moreso! Wrap up something special for your friend or family member.
How to Draw a Fly
What’s that buzzing sound? It’s either your pencil striking the paper or the beating wings of this fly! Did you know? Flies play a vital role as nature’s efficient cleanup crew.
How to Draw Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul
Feeling ghoulish? Your favorite anime character is. Join him on the streets of Tokyo with the help of this drawing tutorial.
How to Draw a Corn Cob
This vegetable is cute enough to eat! Fool your friends with the riddle, “Can you draw an ear with eyes?”
How to Draw Holding Hands
Hand-holding is a gesture of trust, friendship, and affection. Use this drawing tutorial to make a card for someone you care about.
How to Draw an Iguana
Do you want a pet iguana? Now, you can draw one! Watch out, though - he may be as troublesome as Jason’s iguana Quincy in the Foxtrot comics.
How to Draw a Japanese Dragon
Dragon mythologies are fascinating. Can you spot the differences between the classic Japanese dragon and the Western dragon as you complete this drawing?
How to Draw a Postman
“I gave a letter to the postman, he put it in his sack. Bright and early next morning, he brought my letter back.” - Elvis Presley, “Return to Sender.” Show you appreciation for your local postal worker with this cute cartoon.
How to Draw Hot Chocolate
Warm up this winter with a steaming mug of hot cocoa. Don’t forget the marshmallows!
How to Draw Minnie Mouse
Minnie Mouse is one of the most recognizable cartoon characters in history. Ignite the Disney magic when you learn how to draw this cutie!
How to Draw a Sweater
Is it sweater weather? The fall of the year is a time for pumpkin spice lattes and cozy scarves. Ring in the season in style.
How to Draw a Lemon
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! And if life hasn’t given you any lemons, draw your own with the help of this tutorial. Then, make some lemonade using the above tutorial.
How to Draw a Mummy
Are you my mummy? You’ll have to ask this horror film classic after you’ve unwrapped his secrets with the help of this drawing guide.
How to Draw Charizard Pokémon
Has your cute little Charmander evolved into this challenging fire-type Pokemon? Tame the beast with the aid of this drawing guide.
How to Draw a Bush
Decorated your garden with flowering bushes. When the Knights Who Say “Ni!” ask you for a shrubbery, you’ll be ready.
How to Draw a Wine Glass
Here’s a shout out to our adult artists. Relax and flex your drawing muscles with a nice glass of wine.
How to Draw a Polar Bear Cub
There’s nothing cuter than a baby animal. And this one makes a statement - we’ve got to protect our fragile world so that baby polar bears won’t be set adrift on shrinking icebergs for good.
How to Draw a Baby Pig
Speaking of baby animals - this one will have you squealing with delight! But where will he live? Check out our next guide, below.
How to Draw a Farm
“Old Macdonald had a farm, ee i ee i o. And on that farm, he had a pig…” Yep, here’s the perfect setting for your baby pig, drawn above.
How to Draw a Falcon
Falconry is a majestic sport in which hawks and similar birds are trained to hunt on command. Would you like to try your hand at falconry? Here’s your chance to get started.
How to Draw A Robot
Can you “do the robot?” We don’t mean the dance. We mean, can you draw it?
How to Draw the Elf on the Shelf
You can start the tradition of hiding a mischievous elf today!
How to Draw Frosty the Snowman
“Frosty the Snowman was a fairy tale they say…” Whether or not you believe, you can bring Frosty to life with the help of this easy drawing guide.
How to Draw a Cardinal Bird
The Northern Cardinal is one of the most colorful and recognizable birds in North America. Spot him at your feeder and add him to your life list.
How to Draw Buddha
Study the ancient teaching with the help of this handy drawing guide.
How to Draw an Ice Cube
Remember that lemonade, the first tutorial on our list? Make yours ice cold with the help of these cool cubes.
How to Draw a Backpack
Dora's Backpack was was a friend and helper. This backpack can help you store your gear and improve your drawing skills.
How to Draw a Wine Bottle
Have you drawn the wine glass, listed earlier? Fill it up by drawing this wine bottle. What is your favorite - red, white, or rose?
How to Draw a Katana
A katana is an ancient Japanese weapon, a sword hardened by a specific process of heating and cooling the metal. Will your katana be strong enough to defend your favorite anime character?
How to Draw Peter Pan
You won't have to travel past the "second star to the right, and straight on till morning" to find Peter in Neverland. You can learn how to draw this classic Disney character right here, right now.
How to Draw a Blue Jay
Do you have backyard bird feeders or a birdwatching hobby? Maybe you've seen a bluejay. Add this colorful bird to your life list with the help of this easy yet detailed animal drawing guide.
How to Draw Charlie Brown
Good grief! Charlie Brown doesn't have to be hard to draw. Learn how to draw Snoopy's best human friend with the aid of this tuturial.
How to Draw the Police
Police officers are among the front lines professions that keep us safe. Thank your school or neighborhood officer with this drawing.
How to Draw a Skull in 3/4 View
To draw or not to draw, that is the question. Whether you're preparing for a Shakespearian performance or a punk rock show, draw a realistic skull from a three-dimensional angle.
How to Draw a Flaming Skull
Rock on with this flaming skull. Use washable markers to draw it as a temporary tattoo, or decorate your gear in hardcore style.
How to Draw Pancakes
Anticipation of a yummy breakfast can make it easier to get up in the morning! Wake up to this warm stack of flapjacks dripping with sweet maple syrup and butter.
How to Draw the TARDIS
That's no police box - it's actually a spacecraft time machine, ingeniously camouflaged thanks to its chameleon circuit. The Doctor is in!
How to Draw a Pizza
What's your favorite food? If you said pizza, you're not alone - 21 percent of Americans prefer pizza, according to a Reader's Digest survey. Get ready for your next pizza party with the help of this easy drawing tutorial.
How to Draw a Sunflower
Did you know? Sunflowers are named for their ability to "follow" the sun, turning their flower heads. Learn how to draw this late summer and autumn favorite.
How to Draw a Firefly
Lightning bugs are amazing creatures. They create a chemical reaction in their bodies that produces a cold light. Grab a jar and catch a few with the help of this tutorial.
How to Draw a Butterfly Garden
Have you enjoyed drawing the insects in this list? Give them a home in this pretty little butterfly garden.
How to Draw a Meteor
Was that an asteroid or a meteorite streaking through the night sky? Learn more about science as well as how to draw this celestial phenomenon.
How to Draw a Skeleton
No bones about it, there is a skeleton inside every great artist. Learn how to draw the insides on the outside with the help of this tutorial.
How to Draw Fozzie Bear from the Muppet Show
Who is the original comedian who looks like a teddy bear? Fozzie Bear, of course! He'll have you rolling in the aisles and saying, "Waka, waka, waka."
How to Draw a Cartoon Dragon
Dragons are a part of nearly every mythology, and they play a huge role in the stories and legends of today. What will you do with this dragon? Slay it, tame it, or seek its wise advice? The story is yours.
How to Draw a Spooky Forest
What makes a forest spooky? The trees are dry and leafless. The wind howls, and owls call out. The moon casts eerie shadows on the ground. This spooky forest has it all - only you can help your favorite characters brave it.
How to Draw a Candy Cane
Whether it's Christmas in July or Christmas in December, you can enjoy these sweet, minty treats. Hang them from your tree, stick them in your window, or create a card for a friend.
How to Draw Santa Claus
"Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane..." You can ho-ho-have a great time learning how to draw this classic character. Did you know? The red-suited Santa Claus isn't an old tradition. It came from advertising campaigns during the early twentieth century.
How to Draw a Beard
Beards are in! From Swamp People to The Greatest Showman's bearded lady, you can create interesting characters sporting beards.
How to Draw Sans from Undertale
Sans is an average guy from "the RPG game where you don't have to destroy anyone." Get to know this hero as you play this nonviolent video game.
How to Draw DNA
Can you identify the parts of the DNA molecule? Which base pairs are adenine, guanine, thymine, and cytosine? Get ready for science class with the help of this STEM-inspired drawing guide.
How to Draw an Otter
You "otter" learn how to draw this cute little animal! Did you know? Otters are one of the few animals that employ tools. You can use a tool of your very own - the pen or pencil with which you draw!
How to Draw a Dress
Whether you're Cinderella preparing for the ball or an average slice of life anime character, you need a pretty dress. Learn how to draw one with the help of this garment drawing tutorial.
How to Draw Squidward from Spongebob Squarepants
He's got a clarinet and lives in a tiki. He works at the Krusty Krab. He loves classical music and (usually) finds the antics of his neighbors annoying. Who is he? None other than Squidward Tentacles!
How to Draw a French Bulldog
Which breed of dog is your favorite? Get to know the French bulldog, one of the cutest canines in the kennel.
How to Draw Space and Planets
How many planets are there, 8 or 9? You can decide whether Pluto is still a planet when you sketch this out of this world scene.
How to Draw Manga Hair
Manga and anime characters often have wild, spiky hair. Learn how to craft your own character from scratch with the help of this drawing guide. Will he be a hero, a villain, or play a supporting role? The choice is yours.
How to Draw a Lotus Flower
The lotus is a mysterious flower of myth and legend. It is also a real flower of dazzling beauty that you can bring home with the help of this drawing guide.
How to Draw a Daffodil
Jonquil, buttercup, daffodil, narcissus - this cheerful yellow flower goes by many names. Brighten up your world with the beauty of springtime and the help of this flower drawing guide.
How to Draw Kylo Ren
Kylo Ren is the newest villain of the Star Wars universe. Will he follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, Darth Vader, for good or for bad? Get sketching to determine his destiny.
How to Draw a Graveyard
Dark shadows... bare trees... creepy music... This graveyard has it all. Well, you'll have to supply your own creepy music.
How to Draw a Manatee
Manatees are an amazing and endangered species. Once you draw yours, check out our Underwater Scene tutorial, below, to give your manatee a home.
How to Draw Steven Universe
That boy is out of this world! Learn how to draw this popular cartoon character.
How to Draw a Porcupine
Porcupines are one of the most unique animals in North America. They are huge rodents that are covered in sharp spines! Contrary to popular belief, porcupines cannot "throw" or "shoot" their quills. To get stuck, you have to bump up against one!
How to Draw an Eyeball
"Jeepers creepers, where'd ya get those peepers? Jeepers creepers, where'd ya get those eyes?" Next time someone asks, you can tell them the truth - "I drew them!"
How to Draw an Underwater Scene
Have you ever wanted your very own aquarium? Now, you can draw one, complete with jellies, fish, sea stars, coral, and grasses.
How to Draw Waves
The sound of the ocean is considered relaxing by many. You can bring home the beauty of the ocean with this easy drawing guide.
How to Draw Ragnarok from Fortnite
What do you do when you can't play your favorite MMO FPS - that is, massive multiplayer online first-person shooter game? You draw your favorite game characters, of course! Here, you can learn how to sketch the frightening Ragnarok.
How to Draw a Horse’s Head
Could the world use a cowboy right about now? Draw your hero on his or her trusty steed. Giddy up!
How to Draw a Face Mask
Masking up can help prevent the spread of germs like colds and flu. Make a sign to remind your friends how important it is to mask up!
How to Draw Springtrap from Five Nights at Freddy's
How long can you survive the scariest video game of the decade? Look out! Springtrap is on its way! He may just be a broken animatronic, but he's dangerous!
How to Draw a Shooting Star
Do you feel like a star? Decorate your favorite things with this dazzling shooting star to remind yourself every day.
How to Draw a Cute Pencil
It is back to school time already? If so, it's also time to get your supplies in order. You can never have enough pencils - label them with this cute sketch.
How to Draw Princess Peach from Super Mario Bros
When you play as Mario, Princess Peach is the prize! Look out while you're drawing, though. Bowser may come along in search of a boss battle!
How to Draw Spiderman
Who's swinging through the city? It's your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Learn how to draw this web-slinging superhero.
How to Draw a Zombie
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Protect your brains by putting them to work! Learn how to draw even more interesting characters.
How to Draw Cherries
These juicy red fruits are great in fruit salads, drinks, desserts, or even as a quick snack. Draw up a bunch of cherries - your friends may want some, too!
How to Draw a Kayak
Kayaking is a fun sport and great exercise. You can refresh your senses as you surround yourself with the beauty of nature. Grab a pen and a paddle, and let's draw one!
How to Draw a Dog Paw Print
What are those tracks in the mud or snow? Could it be someone's pet dog or cat? Or is it something wild - a cougar, coyote, or bear, perhaps? Learn how to draw what you saw with this paw print drawing guide.
How to Draw a Flute
Get ready for music class! Learn how to draw a special type of flute, also called a recorder. This instrument is often the first that music students learn how to play.
How to Draw Luigi from Super Mario Bros
Whether you're playing Mario Kart or Super Smash, Mario's brother Luigi doesn't have to come in second. Learn how to draw him in expert style.
How to Draw a Seahorse
These strange-looking animals are actually fish. Fun fact: seahorses are the only animal species in which the male gives birth. He places the eggs in a pouch on his stomach to protect them. After they hatch, dad gives birth!
How to Draw Poseidon
In ancient Greek mythology, Poseidon was the god of the sea. He's also been the inspiration for many modern characters, including Aquaman and Ariel's dad, King Trident, from Disney's The Little Mermaid.
How to Draw a Chibi Boy
Chibi characters are cute and childlike, with small bodies, large faces, and big, expressive eyes. Draw your favorite boy band member or anime character in chibi style with the help of this tutorial.
How to Draw a Waterfall
Niagara Falls, Angel Falls, Victoria Falls - there are many famous waterfalls in the world. Each one is different, but stunning in its power. Add a few to your bucket list, and illustrate them with the help of this drawing guide.
How to Draw Nemo
Marlin has braved the open sea to look for his missing son, Nemo. You can help him find him! Learn how to draw this cute little clownfish.
How to Draw an Impossible Square
Despite its name, this mind-bending puzzle is not impossible to draw. Can you figure out its confusing shapes and shadows?
How to Draw a Beetle
Scare your squeamish friends or complete your bug collection when you draw this realistic stag beetle.
How to Draw Pusheen the Cat
Do you dream of becoming a dinosaur or a unicorn, or sleeping on a marshmallow? So does Pusheen the Cat. Invite this rolly, polly kitty over for some furry fun when you learn how to sketch this popular comic character.
How to Draw a Church
Did you learn this nursery rhyme when you were little? "Here is the church, here is the steeple, open the door, and out come the people." You can learn to draw just such an edifice with the help of this drawing guide.
How to Draw Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty was created to exemplify "the epitome of Japanese cuteness." She's now a popular character around the world, embraced by children, teens, adults, and many subcultures. Who will your Hello Kitty turn out to be?
How to Draw a Poppy
"And now my beauties, something with poison in it I think, with poison in it, but attractive to the eye and soothing to the smell . . . poppies, poppies, poppies will put them to sleep." So said the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz. Like her, you can summon a whole field of poppies from thin air!
How to Draw The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." So said the Lorax. This is true of your drawing skills - sketching takes practice - but also of the big problems in the world around us. You can use the Lorax to make a poster supporting conservation or raising awareness for climate change.
How to Draw a Queen
Do you feel like a queen today? Prove it! Hone your royal skills and learn to draw one. You'll be singing, "If all of the kings had their queens on the throne, we would pop champagne and raise a toast. To all of the queens who are fighting alone, baby, you're not dancin' on your own."
How to Draw Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street
Who's that peeking out from under that trash can lid? It could be Oscar the grouch! Learn how to bring this grumpy but lovable muppet to life.
How to Draw a Mockingbird
If you hear a bird singing its heart out in your backyard, it may be a mockingbird. Learn how to draw this animal that has been featured in classic and popular literature, including To Kill a Mockingbird and the Hunger Games saga.
How to Draw Baymax from Big Hero 6
A big, friendly robot that helps people? That's cool. He's even cooler when he learns how to fight crime! Sharpen your pencil and help Hiro Hamada bring Baymax to life.
How to Draw a Dagger
Doing things in secrecy is often referred to as "cloak and dagger." Daggers have also played a role in real and literary history. For example, "O happy dagger! This is thy sheath," is a famous line from Romeo and Juliet. Learn to draw this storied weapon.