There are so many fun things to draw on this year’s list that we can hardly stand it. We’ll be working our way through the list week by week, but you can start whenever you want, so what are you waiting for? Read! Draw! Giggle maniacally in study hall / your budget meeting / the subway!
If you want to print the list, here’s a PDF copy of 100 Things to Draw When You’re Bored – 2014!
- Inanimate objects in glasses
- The Flannel Avenger
- Bowling pin arms
- The key to my heart
- World’s worst tattoo
- Patron Saint of low bandwidth
- The prettiest cyborg
- The prettiest cyclops
- Mr. Big Brain
- Eye Heart Ewe
- Cupcake, like a Sir
- Bob Ross on acid
- Mr. Tangerine Speedo
- Sexy Sumo
- Ninja bananas
- Spice Girls Snowglobe
- Illustration of a cliche
- Mr. Cookie, the cynical street-smart private detective
- Bless this Mess
- Breaking Bad Puppets
- Fever dreams
- My Secret Addiction
- Fancy Cephalopods
- Ridiculous Hat
- Geeks in KISS boots
- Mime makeup on anything
- Robot paper dolls
- Interesting wedding cake topper
- Grumpy moon
- Seven Dwarves not approved by Disney
- Self portrait in the style of your favorite cartoon/comic/artist
- 80s hair band cover band
- Alter ego
- Back to nature
- Emo cheerleaders
- Strange fashions
- Mermaids with mustaches
- Pretty fly for a white guy
- Bee baker
- Lightbulb head
- Cthulhu ballerina
- Killer rodent
- It came from Planet X
- Flying meat
- Mermaid from toxic waters
- Napoleon takes a selfie
- Just like Grandma used to make
- Dali in drag
- Donut in disguise
- Sci fi mash up
- Everyone loves ice cream: Attila the Hun
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire
- Ulysses S. Grant in a bathing suit
- Vegetable warrior
- Everyone loves ice cream: Rasputin
- Frida, by Picasso
- When Platypuses Attack
- Dancing hippo
- Mother-in-law from hell
- Xena: Warrior Business Analyst
- A shark ate my homework
- The ideal dessert
- Wild thing, you make my heart sing
- Velociraptor at my door
- Everybody loves ice cream: Machiavelli
- I only have eyes for you
- Birdhouse in your soul
- Ninja penguins
- Bowling pin people
- Hairstyle(s) inspired by Princess Leia
- Poison labels
- Drunk dialing
- Fashionable robbery masks
- Soldier of Misfortune
- Body parts in jars
- GI Joe: After Hours
- A baby seal clubbing a fisherman
- Dexter’s cat
- My favorite exotic cocktail
- Lies that parents tell
- World’s Lamest Super Villain
- Seven heavenly virtues (chastity, temperance, charity, diligence or hard work, forgiveness, kindness, and humility)
- Alien tourist snapshots
- The 13th Labor of Hercules
- Barbie hits menopause
- I wish SyFy would make this movie
- Trees in suits
- Shakespeare: The Rock Opera
- I didn’t know he played the ukulele!
- Tattoo gone wrong
- That sure is a long neck
- Unsexy unitard
- Everyone loves ice cream: Marquis de Sade
- You’ve got something in your teeth
- These things all start with B
- Polydactyl and proud!
- Twisted Tarot (i.e. not The Lovers or Wheel of Fortune, but The Poppy Seed Bagel or Decorative Scissors)
- The Patron Saint of Indigestion
- Grumpy Cats
- Horrifying Nip Slip
Our thanks to the talented artists and brilliant readers who contributed ideas to this list, including
- SL Scheibe http://redzombies.blogspot.ca/
- Joe Cope http://joeslines.blogspot.com/
- Deb Schneider
- Carolyn (vintagepix) http://vintagepix42.blogspot.com/
If you’ve drawn things from the list or used prompts in your personal projects, we’d love to see ’em!! Add a link in the comments to your blog post or other site so that we can all ooooh and ahhhhh!
Ashley Harshe · January 7, 2014 at 7:38 am
Hello there! I found yalls list early this morning and decided that I wanted to give some of the fabulous ideas a try, so far their turning out great, thanks for all the Wonderfully Strange ideas!! 🙂
sarah · January 7, 2014 at 10:53 am
Yay! I hope you'll share with us when you do 😀
Ashley Harshe · January 7, 2014 at 11:05 am
I'd love to!! How do i do that? 🙂
sarah · January 7, 2014 at 11:52 am
I just added a Mister Linky – you can post pictures on your personal blog (just make sure you link to the blog post) or on flickr.. or on facebook, as long as it's public, and link it up so everyone can see!
Ashley Harshe · January 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm
there 🙂 hope that works
Ashley Harshe · January 7, 2014 at 1:28 pm
Oh wait! haha i just saw the thing up there
Ashley Harshe · January 7, 2014 at 1:33 pm
i put my name as Berracuda up there for some reason
sarah · January 7, 2014 at 1:49 pm
OH MY GOD they make me so happy!!! I commented on the cupcake (which was one of my favorite things on the list, frankly) – you rock!!! 😀
Ashley Harshe · January 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm
Awesome!!! I'm so glad you like them!! I'm just about done with another one, give me 20 minuets tops!!
Ashley Harshe · January 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm
Next ones up!
sarah · January 7, 2014 at 2:51 pm
hheheheheheheheheh!!!! SO SO FUNNY. You're awesome.
Ashley Harshe · January 7, 2014 at 3:19 pm
😀 thankyou! Just posted another one!
Ashley Harshe · January 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm
Got another one done, not sure if i really like it, but figured I'd post it anyways 🙂
sarah · January 7, 2014 at 4:23 pm
hahahahah!!!! They are all awesome!!! I'm so glad you're diggin' the list 😀
Ashley Harshe · January 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm
I don't know why but I'm on a roll!
Ashley Harshe · January 7, 2014 at 4:41 pm
I did another Mr. Cookie one that I like better.
Ashley Harshe · January 7, 2014 at 5:33 pm
I keep crackin up drawin this one! hahahaha
sarah · January 8, 2014 at 9:46 am
The 13th labor of Hercules!! OMG LOVEIT!!! so so good,
Kilo · September 16, 2015 at 4:41 pm
You can also add Disney characters to any list!
Cheri Quigley Hayward · January 8, 2014 at 12:39 pm
Can I just say that I love the name 'Mr Linky'? LOL
Cheri Quigley Hayward · January 8, 2014 at 12:40 pm
And the fact that he has 'Magical Widgets' makes it that much more inappropriate (insert raucous laughter like a 12 yr old boy)
sarah · January 8, 2014 at 12:52 pm
hhahahahahah yes! I love all of those things too. 😀
Exovare · June 24, 2014 at 8:36 pm
I can't find Mr. Linky, but because I used this website as inspiration, I should probably post it here. I give you number 11!
Disclaimer – Pony picture http://exovare.deviantart.com/art/Cupcakes-Like-a…
sarah · June 24, 2014 at 9:18 pm
I have NO idea why the linky isn't working, so I took it off – your pony is awesome!!
Exovare · June 27, 2014 at 6:55 pm
Next one is up! This time, I give you number 29, Grumpy Moon! I may have to give you a short explanation. Luna is the moon/the princess of the moon (I can't really tell which is more accurate).
Also a pony picture. http://exovare.deviantart.com/art/Grumpy-Moon-463…
Vanessa Dominguez · July 10, 2014 at 11:22 pm
I was bored and felt like drawing but didn’t know what. Googled things to draw and came across your website! So many awesome things to draw. Drew 3 things so far and colored them!:)
@Ceeeb_ · July 28, 2014 at 7:57 am
I'm starting to post these on my new tumblr, though I might as well link it here 🙂 http://pretending-to-art.tumblr.com/
AnnDAngelo · July 28, 2014 at 1:52 pm
Just followed you on tumblr! LOVE the cutlery in glasses! OMG, your style is fantastic!
hopeleo · August 6, 2014 at 10:16 am
Good list for inspiration 😀 Really appreciate it
Lucy · August 12, 2014 at 9:21 pm
I've just done #15 http://lucyme95.tumblr.com/post/94583650638/my-fi…
Jon · January 5, 2015 at 11:07 am
Nice list! I like finding ideas quickly so I can spend more time drawing and less time thinking about what to draw!! :-)) Just added this page to my favorites and will work through the list, trying to do one a day.
By the way, another good source of inspiration of mine is this: https://www.facebook.com/aroundtheworldin80drawin…
Got it for Christmas. Awesome for those who like drawing and traveling.
Ella · January 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm
I actually like to draw myself and I agree we always spend to much time on thinking what to draw and not actually DRAWING. Maybe I'll go to your website sometime Jon.:)
Ella · January 10, 2015 at 4:42 pm
These are gr8 things 2 draw! I am totally going to draw some of these 2night! Thanks WonderStrange!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kate · January 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm
PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE make a 2015 one too! These are so much fun and so helpful I would love some more! 🙂
Daily star signs · January 29, 2015 at 3:57 am
Interesting.great list for the idle time.
Stephanie Colan · August 8, 2015 at 6:14 pm
#18 Mr. Cookie, The Cynical Street-smart Private Detective
also, 2013 Edition's #92
The Four Bunnies Of The Apocalypse
Joseph Sinagra · August 20, 2015 at 12:11 pm
Make a 2015! Please!!!
Nobody · October 10, 2015 at 5:29 am
This is an awesome list. Really inspiring. Please do one for 2015!!!
Ilikepie · December 26, 2015 at 9:58 am
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