Things to Draw

(Self-Portrait by IF Contributor Rama Hughes)

In September I turned 35.┬áTo celebrate I put together a quick list of “35 THINGS TO DRAW!” and shared in on the IF Facebook Group. I thought I’d share it here in case you missed it.

Add your ideas to the list in the comments!

1. your coffee cup
2. a child playing
3. your house or apartment (from the outside)
4. the dish soap
5. tree roots
6. your messy bed
7. your toothbrush and paste
8. your car
9. a funny squirrel
10. your sleeping cat
11. your bookshelf
12. a self-portrait (go nuts on your hair!)
13. stairs (fun angles)
14. a clock
15. your lunch (try to make it appetizing)
16. a lamp (include the glow)
17. a bike
18. a leaf (how detailed can you get?)
19. the window
20. a shadow
21. your toes
22. your jar of pens/pencils
23. a bird (in motion?)
24. a slug (with a sparkly trail!)
25. folded clothes
26. your significant other
27. your non-dominant hand
28. a half-eaten apple
29. a trail
30. a found pattern
31. your notebook
32. a backpack
33. a stranger
34. the sidewalk
35. a balcony or terrace

Post your additions in the comments!

Thomas James

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at
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Posted by Thomas James on 10/22/12 under artists
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