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Art Prompts: 21 Creative Ideas to Draw!

Looking for some fun and creative art prompts and cute drawings to get your drawing inspiration flowing? You’ve come to the right place!

Here is a growing list of interesting — and sometimes surprising — ideas for what to create, compiled by a color-loving artist and teacher, for all ages to use and enjoy. Whether you’re a kid, teen, or adult, there are ideas for creative drawings here to get art ideas going.

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Let your creativity soar with these art prompts!

Because I’m an English teacher by day, you’ll notice that some of the prompts are infused by a little vocabulary lesson action. (Hey, it’s sort of like hidden studying… You might just improve your ELA grade while simultaneously sketching here today!)

Though my art style is cartoon line drawings, you’re welcome to interpret these art prompts in any style or art medium: from detailed paintings, to collage. As a kid, I used paper, pencil, and pen for art, but have since transitioned to digital drawing. Either medium will work for doing these drawing prompts, so pick whichever most calls to you. Ready to dive into the list of art ideas? Let’s go!

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Drawing inspiration and art prompts from the artist and creator of to help your creative ideas start flowing. Enjoy! Click through any of the links below to get more examples and information.

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Which of these art ideas and drawing prompts most captured your imagination? Personally, I’m partial to the rainbow princess, because I adore both rainbows and colorful clothing. Put them together, and that’s a match made in heaven for artistic enjoyment! I’m curious to hear what stood out to YOU, though.

Feel free to be in touch with me on social media at @WorldLillie to share what you make. You can also check out my new list of easy, cute drawing ideas for kids and adults. Are there other’s you’d like added to the this list of art prompts? Do share!