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!

  1. Inanimate objects in glasses
  2. The Flannel Avenger
  3. Bowling pin arms
  4. The key to my heart
  5. World’s worst tattoo
  6. Patron Saint of low bandwidth
  7. The prettiest cyborg
  8. The prettiest cyclops
  9. Mr. Big Brain
  10. Eye Heart Ewe
  11. Cupcake, like a Sir
  12. Bob Ross on acid
  13. Mr. Tangerine Speedo
  14. Sexy Sumo
  15. Ninja bananas
  16. Spice Girls Snowglobe
  17. Illustration of a cliche
  18. Mr. Cookie, the cynical street-smart private detective
  19. Bless this Mess
  20. Breaking Bad Puppets
  21. Fever dreams
  22. My Secret Addiction
  23. Fancy Cephalopods
  24. Ridiculous Hat
  25. Geeks in KISS boots
  26. Mime makeup on anything
  27. Robot paper dolls
  28. Interesting wedding cake topper
  29. Grumpy moon
  30. Seven Dwarves not approved by Disney
  31. Self portrait in the style of your favorite cartoon/comic/artist
  32. 80s hair band cover band
  33. Alter ego
  34. Back to nature
  35. Emo cheerleaders
  36. Strange fashions
  37. Mermaids with mustaches
  38. Pretty fly for a white guy
  39. Bee baker
  40. Lightbulb head
  41. Cthulhu ballerina
  42. Killer rodent
  43. It came from Planet X
  44. Flying meat
  45. Mermaid from toxic waters
  46. Napoleon takes a selfie
  47. Just like Grandma used to make
  48. Dali in drag
  49. Donut in disguise
  50. Sci fi mash up
  51. Everyone loves ice cream: Attila the Hun
  52. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire
  53. Ulysses S. Grant in a bathing suit
  54. Vegetable warrior
  55. Everyone loves ice cream: Rasputin
  56. Frida, by Picasso
  57. When Platypuses Attack
  58. Dancing hippo
  59. Mother-in-law from hell
  60. Xena: Warrior Business Analyst
  61. A shark ate my homework
  62. The ideal dessert
  63. Wild thing, you make my heart sing
  64. Velociraptor at my door
  65. Everybody loves ice cream: Machiavelli
  66. I only have eyes for you
  67. Birdhouse in your soul
  68. Ninja penguins
  69. Bowling pin people
  70. Hairstyle(s) inspired by Princess Leia
  71. Poison labels
  72. Drunk dialing
  73. Fashionable robbery masks
  74. Soldier of Misfortune
  75. Body parts in jars
  76. GI Joe: After Hours
  77. A baby seal clubbing a fisherman
  78. Dexter’s cat
  79. My favorite exotic cocktail
  80. Lies that parents tell
  81. World’s Lamest Super Villain
  82. Seven heavenly virtues (chastity, temperance, charity, diligence or hard work, forgiveness, kindness, and humility)
  83. Alien tourist snapshots
  84. The 13th Labor of Hercules
  85. Barbie hits menopause
  86. I wish SyFy would make this movie
  87. Trees in suits
  88. Shakespeare: The Rock Opera
  89. I didn’t know he played the ukulele!
  90. Tattoo gone wrong
  91. That sure is a long neck
  92. Unsexy unitard
  93. Everyone loves ice cream: Marquis de Sade
  94. You’ve got something in your teeth
  95. These things all start with B
  96. Polydactyl and proud!
  97. Twisted Tarot (i.e. not The Lovers or Wheel of Fortune, but The Poppy Seed Bagel or Decorative Scissors)
  98. The Patron Saint of Indigestion
  99. Grumpy Cats
  100. Horrifying Nip Slip

Our thanks to the talented artists and brilliant readers who contributed ideas to this list, including


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!



Ann D'Angelo is a dedicated drinker of diet Coke who has never spotted a thrift store she didn't want to visit or an item she didn't want to alter. Check out Ann's shop.


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

    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.

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 🙂

    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

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:

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!!!

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