As you get cozy and flip through our holiday drawings, perhaps the snow is starting to fall outside, and you get to thinking: “I could really use some cute, easy winter drawing ideas right about now.” You’re in luck, because here they are!
Who is the person writing this article? I’m an artist and teacher named Ms. Marshall, and I hand-draw each and every illustration on this site, writing out each lesson with love — even if it’s about a sort of intense bat drawing! Ready for your cold-season art prompts? Here you go!
Winter Drawing Ideas
As the days get shorter and the temperature gets colder, you may start craving winter drawing ideas. Here are easy, cute art instructions for all ages.
What is winter without a good blizzard and snowman building? Click through here for a tutorial on how to make a cute, easy snowman -- along with an instructional time-lapse video and tips on how to add excitement to the art with color choices and shading. (Oh, and there may be an option to leave out the carrot nose, or make our icy friend a snow-woman!)
When the wind whips outside, giving gifts can provide a festive and joyful winter holiday spirit. Here are instructions for how to draw two different styles of cartoon presents, with alternate options for bows on top of the box.
What's making the snow bluster around in December? Why, the wind, of course! Using the methods of personification, here are three different ways to show gusts of cold air in an easy, fun cartoon style.
Is it spelled "winter weather," or "whether?" As an English teacher (in addition to being an artist), here's my explanation of how to remember the correct spelling of these homophones.
Is Winter Capitalized?
I hope you enjoyed this roundup of cute, easy winter drawing ideas! Which was your favorite? I’m partial to the snowman drawing, myself.
Now, a pressing question: is winter capitalized, when you’re talking about the season? As we shockingly learned in my “Are Seasons Capitalized?” lesson, in fact it is not a proper noun, meaning it starts with a lower case letter when found in the middle of a sentence that is not a title. Ah!
Seasons Around the World
Another point of education, given that I am a teacher and can’t help myself: Keep in mind that wherever you are in the world, winter (that cozy time with colder weather and shorter daylight hours) actually comes at the opposite time of year for the other hemisphere, in the north-south direction!
For example, if you’re in Boston like me, which is the Northern Hemisphere of the globe, winter comes in December, January, February (encompassing Valentine’s Day), and part of March. However, if you’re in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the Southern Hemisphere, winter is in June, July, and August! And of course, for those who live close to the equator, winter may never get cold at all.
Winter Drawing Ideas, in Sum
What other winter drawing ideas would you like me to illustrate, teach, and add to this list? Do share!
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 sites, AroundTheWorldL.com (established 2009), TeachingTraveling.com (founded 2010), and ReikiColors.com. Subscribe to Lillie’s monthly newsletter, and follow @WorldLillie on social media to stay connected!