Drawing Prompts for February

The cold, wintry weather generally means more time indoors. Let your creativity flow by engaging in art activities. One of the simplest yet most rewarding art activities is drawing. But be warned; art is addicting. Drawing is a great family activity too.

If you need inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for February.

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  1. Self-portrait
  2. Family
  3. Nature Scene
  4. Squirrel or other woodland creatures
  5. Trees
  6. Sun
  7. Flowers
  8. Big Tip
  9. Trapeze
  10. Clown
  11. Cupid
  12. Something Red
  13. Hearts
  14. Happy Valentine’s Day
  15. Pirates (Don’t forget the parrot)
  16. Treasure
  17. Pirate coin
  18. Pirate ship include the plank
  19. Stars/moon
  20. Planets
  21. UFO/Space Craft
  22. Friends
  23. Ocean and Underwater scene
  24. Transportation
  25. Trolley
  26. Trip Destination
  27. Train
  28. Artist’s Choice

Celebrate: Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

Today, January 31st is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day. The arts cover a broad range of subjects including music, painting, sculpture, literature, theater, cinema, and other genres.  Do you have a favorite type of art? Or are you looking to introduce more art into your personal or family life?

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Ways to Observe Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Use today’s unofficial holiday to explore the many different forms of art. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following list of ways to celebrate Inspire Your Heart with Art Day.

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Set Up an Art Space

If you are trying to introduce art into your personal or family life, consider setting up a designated art space in your home. A small corner works perfectly. Set up a table or art easel. Provide different materials to create art.

  • Markers, Drawing Pencils, Crayons, Colored Pencils
  • Paint and Brushes
  • Sketch Pads
  • Poster Boards
  • Canvas
  • Drawing Paper
  • Art Books
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Go to a Live Performance

Attend a live performance of your favorite musician, theater production, ballet, or other performance. Due to the ongoing health issue, many venues are canceling or delaying live performances. Others may require specific guidelines for entering the establishment, always check in advance for the latest updates.

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Visit an Art Gallery

Spend a day just marveling at all the art in your local gallery. If you do not have an art gallery in your area or want to attend a new one, go virtual. Many art galleries offer virtual tours.

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Attend a Lecture, Class, or Workshop

Check with your local art gallery or music studio for upcoming classes. Learn a new art technique. Or learn how to play an instrument. If you do not have the time for in-person learning, check out online options.

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Watch Inspirational Films

Search for inspirational films to watch on your favorite streaming platform. If you find a family-friendly movie, use the film as part of family night. Or you can always use your creative outlets to make your own film.

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Listen to Music

Some days turning on your favorite musical artist makes everything better. Go ahead spend the afternoon listening to music.

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Read a Book

Go to the library or your local bookstore to find a book to read. Or reread your favorite classic. Go ahead and make yourself a hot cup of tea or cocoa. Curl up under your favorite fuzzy blanket and read for the rest of the day.

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Enjoy art. Spend the day exploring different art genres. Art has a way of expanding your creativity to higher levels. There are no limits on your imagination. Go ahead and find ways to Inspire Your Heart with Art.  

31 Drawing Prompts for October

Cooler days are perfect for arts and crafts. Drawing is one of the easiest art projects to begin. Even the local dollar store carries pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils, and art paper. The possibilities are endless. Do you need a little inspiration? Check out the following drawing prompts for October.

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  1. Self portrait
  2. Mushroom
  3. Acorn
  4. Leaf
  5. Clouds
  6. Pattern
  7. Tree
  8. Squirrel
  9. Sun
  10. Sunflower
  11. Key
  12. Insect
  13. Harvest
  14. Windows
  15. Fence
  16. Curious
  17. Nature Scene
  18. Dragon
  19. Fairy
  20. Mermaid
  21. Pinecone
  22. Historical place
  23. Water
  24. Weather
  25. Family
  26. Friends
  27. Moon and stars
  28. Owl
  29. Crow or bird
  30. Artist’s choice
  31. Happy Halloween!

Drawing Prompts for September

September ushers in cooler weather and rainy days. When you cannot get outdoors, embrace your creative side. Drawing is a wonderful stress reliever. By focusing on your art, you tune out your surroundings and relax. Do you need some drawing inspiration to get you started?

30 Drawing Prompts for September

  1. Self-Portrait
  2. Nature Scene
  3. Animal
  4. Eyes
  5. Clouds
  6. Sun
  7. Moon
  8. Galaxy
  9. Flowers
  10. Friends
  11. Family
  12. Love
  13. School
  14. Peace
  15. Historical
  16. Buildings
  17. City
  18. Trails
  19. Your Name
  20. Smiles
  21. Food
  22. Happy 1st Day of Fall!
  23. Trees
  24. Leaves
  25. Scarecrow
  26. Pumpkin Patch
  27. Fall Scene
  28. Colorful
  29. Fantasy Creature
  30. Artist’s Choice

Enjoy September!

Drawing Prompts for August

When rainy days or hot summer days keep you inside, get creative. Crayons, markers, colored pencils, chalk, and pens are wonderful instruments for drawing. Do not limit your creativity. Apply your tool of choice to sandpaper, construction paper, material, and of course drawing paper. Each yields an individualized artistic base.

Are you looking for drawing inspiration? Check out the following drawing prompts for August.

  1. Self-Portrait
  2. Nature
  3. Flowers
  4. Bubbles
  5. Lots of Colors
  6. Dreams
  7. Food
  8. Garden
  9. Smile
  10. Shoes
  11. Patterns
  12. Animals
  13. Where You Live
  14. Magic
  15. Night, Stars, & Moon
  16. Transportation
  17. Maude Up Creature
  18. Fantasy
  19. Eyes
  20. Hances
  21. Trees or Leaves
  22. Fruit
  23. Toys
  24. Roads
  25. Sports
  26. Your Name
  27. Movie Scene
  28. Water
  29. Portrait of Your Family
  30. Wheels
  31. Artist’s Choice

March Drawing Prompts

Are you ready for new drawing prompts for March? Drawing is a great way to pass the time on rainy or snowy days. Set your creative skills in motion. Do not worry; no one will judge your drawings. Enjoy yourself or make drawing a family activity.

Drawing Prompts for March

  1. Pig (It is Pig Day!)
  2. Self-portrait
  3. Flags
  4. Favorite Animal
  5. Favorite Places to Go
  6. Favorite Food
  7. A Person or Role Model
  8. Woods or Trees
  9. Fruit
  10. Umbrella/Rain
  11. Princess/Prince
  12. Shades of Green
  13. Pot of Gold
  14. Rainbow
  15. Leprechaun
  16. Shamrocks
  17. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  18. Flowers
  19. Bird
  20. Spring
  21. Sunshine
  22. Scenic View
  23. Patterns
  24. Ladybugs
  25. Family
  26. House
  27. Toy
  28. Moon and Stars
  29. Clouds
  30. City
  31. Your Choice

February Drawing Prompts

 

Why draw? Spending time drawing enhances creativity, reduces stress, improves coordination, and boosts self-esteem. February is the perfect time to create. Dust off your drawing pencils or buy new ones. Keep in mind, expensive supplies are not required to begin. Buying basic number two pencils and drawing paper at your local dollar store is a great way to start. If you some inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for February.

  1. Self-portrait (Be nice to yourself)
  2. Ground Hog
  3. Clouds
  4. Eyes
  5. Mythical Creature
  6. Patterns
  7. Football
  8. Winter Trees
  9. Silhouette
  10. Mittens, Hat, & Scarf
  11. Flowers
  12. Love
  13. Hearts
  14. Happy Valentine’s Day!
  15. Ice Skates
  16. Hot Beverage
  17. Fire Place or Bon Fire
  18. Gnome
  19. Window Scene
  20. Insect
  21. Snowflakes
  22. Dinosaur
  23. Bird
  24. Animal
  25. Hands
  26. Spirals
  27. Sun
  28. Food

January Drawing Prompts

Drawing or doodling is a great creative outlet for all ages. If you are spending more time indoors due to social distancing or wintry weather, drawing can easily turn into a family activity. Do you need inspiration? Check out the following drawing prompts for January.

  1. 2021
  2. Shapes
  3. Snowflakes
  4. Eyes
  5. Love
  6. Sun
  7. Signs
  8. Snowman
  9. Tree
  10. Food
  11. Animal
  12. Clouds
  13. Water
  14. Mittens
  15. Snow Globe
  16. Penguin
  17. Self-Portrait
  18. Winter Boots
  19. Door, Lock, & Key
  20. Nature
  21. Building
  22. Winter Scene
  23. Friends
  24. Patterns
  25. Upside Down
  26. Big
  27. Small
  28. 3 Similiar Items
  29. 3 Different Items
  30. Spirals
  31. Windows

Try experimenting with different drawing instruments. Markers, crayons, pencils, colored pencils, chalk, charcoal, or paint pens yield diverse results. But remember, above all, have fun.

 

Drawing Prompts for the Christmas Season

Are you and your family spending more time at home this Christmas season? Are you searching for fun, simple activities to do together? How about a daily drawing challenge?

Spending a little time each day drawing can help expand your child’s imagination, increase vocabulary, and enhance fine motor skills. Unsure what to draw? Check out the following drawing prompts for the Christmas season.

  1. Santa
  2. Elf
  3. Candy Cane
  4. Gifts
  5. Star
  6. Angel
  7. Snowman
  8. Snowflakes
  9. Bells
  10. Reindeer
  11. North Pole
  12. Santa’s Sleigh
  13. Toys
  14. Manger
  15. Nativity
  16. Ornaments
  17. Gift Tags
  18. Christmas Stockings
  19. Christmas Wreath
  20. Christmas Tree
  21. Red and Green
  22. Ribbons and Bows
  23. Mistletoe
  24. Christmas Eve
  25. Christmas Day
  26. Snow Globe
  27. Mittens and Scarves
  28. Peace
  29. Love
  30. Animals in the Snow
  31. Welcoming 2021

Drawing is an open-ended activity. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Simply use your imagination.

10 Days of Harry Potter: Fan Art

If you type “Harry Potter fan art” into your search engine, amazing and talented results will appear. J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is an inspiration for artists of all levels. Making art is one of the best ways to celebrate 10 Days of Harry Potter. Whether you make graphic art or simply draw with a pencil, relax and enjoy making fan art.

Basic Art Supply List

Are you looking for a materials list? Check out the following for a basic supply list for making art.

  • Drawing pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Ink
  • Chalk (Use chalk on paper or draw on the sidewalk to share your art)
  • Charcoal
  • Crayons
  • Paint
  • Watercolors
  • Drawing paper
  • Construction paper (Dark paper is great in combination with chalk)
  • Poster board
  • Glass frames (works well with ink and paint)

When you have a tight budget, purchase basic drawing materials at your local dollar store.

Use Your Imagination

  • What animal will you take to Hogwarts?
  • Draw your wand.
  • Create one of Hagrid’s magical creatures.
  • Draw the castle.
  • Paint your house colors on a poster board.
  • Draw yourself in the classroom. What would be your favorite subject at Hogwarts?
  • Draw a potion. What does the potion do?
  • Grab your sketch pad and find a perfect tree to sit under. Now, pretend you are at the Forest of Dean from the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. What do you see?

There are no right or wrong ways to create fan art. Take your time, listen to Harry Potter on audio, and allow your imagination flow.

 

 

References

Rowling, J. K., author. (1998). Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books,

Yates, D., Heyman, D., Barron, D., Rowling, J. K., Wigram, L., Kloves, S., Serra, E., … Warner Home Video (Firm),. (2011). Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

 

 

 

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