Are you ready for a whole bunch of colorful cute drawings that make you say, “Aww — so cute!” and smile? You’re in luck, because here it is.
First, a bit of background. My name is Lillie, and I’m an artist, mother of two young kids, and English teacher who specializes in creating educational cartoons and creative drawings that help people understand concepts through sweet visuals.
What this means is that over the years that I’ve been publishing my work on this website, I’ve amassed quite a collection of cute drawings! In this article, I will share some of the most delightful sketches, and also discuss what makes art cute. (There are many benefits of drawing, but also benefits to looking at pleasing art; it lifts up the mood!)
At the end of the long list, I’ll ask you which is your favorite image. If you’d like, each of the entries below leads to a longer article, if you’d like to click through and check it out. Or you could just scroll the happy and colorful artwork, and feel good! Why is art important? It feeds the soul!
Ready to look at some cute drawings that are bursting with adorable, colorful happiness to make you smile and feel good?
Add some big googly eyes and a charming smile to a piece of fruit and you've got a cute drawing!
The fangs and wide-eyed, forlorn expression make this hungry monster particularly funny and delightful.
To make this snail even cuter when I drew it, I put its eyes on its face instead of at the top of the antennae where they technically should be. Ah well -- all's fair in the name of pleasing art, eh?
I find this drawing of a boy singing and alien telling him to stop is particularly cute. Why? The boy is so passionate in his vocalizing, and the alien's belly is hilarious!
There's something about the juxtaposition of the wild rainbow colors and the determined look on this octopus's face that is adorable.
Giant, wild hair is always cute! I love the joyful expression and body language in this illustration.
Sea Urchin Sweetness
Not only are sea urchins cute, but the real-life details about their anatomy are wild. Learn more here.
The contrast between a friendly face and prickly cactus spines makes for an adorable sketch.
There's something about those goofily squatting legs that makes frog cartoon drawings so fabulous for me!
Geeky delight for the win! This drawing features the mathematical sign "Pi" arranged in every part of the cartoon character's fashion: Her hair, hat, dress, and earrings, too!
When something that's usually considered scary is scared, itself, that can be very cute! See this illustrated by this frightened snake, clinging to a cave spike.
Few things are as precious and endearing as a super fluffy animal! Case in point: this cloud-like sheep.
Anthropomorphized food is so enchanting! This drawing of bread rolls declaring their identity always makes me smile.
Serious Spiky Poof
Poofy cartoons are adorable -- but what if we gave it a serious expression, rosy red cheeks, and party hat? YES!
When cartoon animals are bossy, it makes me giggle! Case in point: this snake.
There seems to be a pattern here... Personified animals and foods are cute! Here's a pumpkin who's very satisfied with himself.
Girl and Dragon Bonding
Cross-species cartoon connections are fun -- especially when one of them is a mythical animal like a dragon!
Would you be more likely to eat your veggies if they were as sweet as this broccoli and carrot pair?
Queen of Hearts
Cartoons of royal-type people can be especially darling. This Queen of Hearts drawing shows how putting hearts everywhere -- even the ponytails -- makes for a fun look.
Man in Tulip
A grown man sitting gleefully inside a tulip? Awesome!
Person in an Ice Cream Cone!
Um, I don't know what else to say except that this super random drawing of a person bouncing like a pogo stick inside an ice cream cone came out super cute. Cherry on top, no less!
Angry Octopus Cartoon
To conclude our list of cute drawings, I give you my favorite: an angry octopus!
Cute Drawings, in Sum
I hope this big list of cute drawings has cheered you up and made you feel good — and maybe even better than before if you were feeling down and needed and pick-me-up.
Now I’m curious to hear from you: Which of the sweet sketches above was your favorite, and why? Which new images would you like for me to try to create? I’d love to hear your cute drawing ideas, so do share!
Now, this list was all about LOOKING at fun drawings, but if you’d like to try your hand at making your own works of art, either digitally or with pen and paper, check out my list of easy drawing prompts, and vibrant art prompts — good for all ages.
Want to see something else that’s really funny and cute? Check out these photos of cute llamas on my other site!
The author and artist, Lillie Marshall, is a National Board Certified Teacher of English who has been a public school educator since 2003, and an experienced Reiki practitioner since 2018. All art on this site is original and hand-drawn by Lillie. She launched DrawingsOf.com Educational Cartoons in 2020, building upon the success of her other two sites, AroundTheWorldL.com (established 2009) and TeachingTraveling.com (founded 2010). Subscribe to Lillie’s monthly newsletter, and follow @WorldLillie on social media to stay connected!