I never know what to draw...
I struggle to come up with things I want to draw. I stare at a blank page and get paralyzed. When I have time, I draw a blank. So I made this phrase into an acronym today to generate ideas of things that I think would sound fun to draw. Feel free to steal the idea or join me. It would be cool if you post here.
I is for ice dragon.
N is for Nazgul.
E is for elf lord
V is for vine covered castle
E is for elephant family
R is for raven
K is for knight
N is for night hawk
O is for octopus treasure
W is for wanderer
W is for werejaguar
H is for hippogriff
A is for Atlantis
T is for time traveler
T is for thunderbird
O is for osprey
D is for dragonfly
R is for ranger
A is for air witch
W is for wizard.
Here is I:
Jacy13 last edited by
@chrisaakins Really cool ice dragon! The acronym is a good idea; I like it
avfarrar last edited by
This is awesome!
@chrisaakins cool dragon! I do the same thing but use an adjective as well. For example, I'm doing dog breeds at the moment, calling it my "Alfluffbet"
A is for Acrobatic Afghan Hounds
B is for Beached Boxer
I'm up to R is for Rockin' Rottweiler
@chrisaakins Great idea! Also, really nice ice dragon. I need to learn digital effects.....
j.sienkowski last edited by
This is a cool idea. I just might have to steal it You should check out the book Drawing is Magic by John Hendrix. He has some unique techniques for generating ideas / characters to draw.
@Kumica-Truong-0 what a cool doggo!
Thanks everybody for the praise! I am glad you like it.
Here is Nazgul. He is a black rider in the Lord of The Rings. At one point he gets on the ground and sniffs for the one ring while the hobbits hide below him. This is my interpretation.
I really liked your idea and made a digital sketchbook with one letter for each page. For some reason though, the pages got all mixed up so the first page was the A from “Draw.” I decided the order was less important that the letter prompt so here is what I did for A - Acrobatic aardvarks juggling apples. Thanks for the advice. I have been feeling uninspired and this was a great help!
@chrisaakins oh gosh, thanks! it's nothing next to your Nazgul. You don't even need the text at the bottom. Your illustration says so much more!
@Kumica-Truong-0 Love the alfluffbet
Originally I had e as efrit which is a fire spirit. Here is my version of this idea.
I was looking at my reflection today in my camper and it had this cool lighting with hard light on one side and reflected light on the other. I tried to capture it. Not sure how successful but I sure did learn a lot about using procreate and blending.
@MOO aw you checked out my instagram? Thank you!
Here is a vine covered castle. Well it has vines on it. Btw the perspective tool in procreate is great.
Here is E for Elf Lord.
I kinda got a Caravaggio lighting thing going. I think elf lords dig a baroque vibe.
The frame is crooked but oh well, it’s just a practice/personal piece...
Haha, the cape is lopsided. It should drape on the floor. Maybe elves wear wedge shaped capes as a fashion statement.
@chrisaakins I can do a list if you'd like. But I currently have many things I want to draw so I don't need this at the moment but as I said I can write up one for fun if you'd like?
@Heather-Boyd its alright. I'm just doing my list right now.
Here is R for ravens. They are one of my favorite birds.
verysamish last edited by
I love this idea! Here is a "T for tornado slide".
If you're looking for more drawing ideas, I decided to do a drawing challenge this August... that I made up. It is called August of Inspiration https://www.instagram.com/augustofinspiration/
Now it is public, so I HAVE to do it!