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Billy Owen

Top 4 Easy Things to Draw When Bored At School

3 min read

Drawing is one of the coolest ways to beat boredom no matter where you are. However, even though many of us love drawing, sometimes it can be very hard to think of ideas for what to draw. 

Maybe you think that you're not talented enough for drawing. However, drawing is like any other fun activity - the more you practice, the stronger your techniques and skills will become. In fact, there are many famous painters and graphic artists in the world, who have found their drawing talent when they were bored at school and they began sketching cartoons of their teachers in their notebooks as a way to beat boredom. 

Drawing has proved to be a great way to kick away boredom and open the doors of creativity. If you don't have any idea of what to draw when you're bored in the classroom or at home, here is a list of some interesting things to draw on paper.


Colorful flowers are one of the most wonderful things to draw when bored. They can brighten up your day and they are immediately recognizable and inviting regardless of whether your drawing style is more realistic or cartoonish. Flowers also have non-linear shapes which make them a forgiving subject matter if you're not completely confident in your drawing skills.

If you don't know how to start, grab your pen and draw a loop with a pointed end, similar to a teardrop. Then make other loops the same size and shape with their pointed ends connected to the point of the first loop so that it forms a ring. Five teardrops will make a good flower.


Even if you're just a beginner, you can easily draw different types of trees. There are so many ways to portray trees, so whether it's a cloud-like puff on the top of a simple linear trunk or a triangle turned into a Christmas tree, you simply can't go wrong.

If you choose to draw trees, start with a simple line and the general shape that you would like the crown to be. Then add a few lines that would indicate the main branches and make the trunk and the branches a little bit thicker towards the base. Now, add a few smaller branches on each one of the main branches and shade in the entire area in the crown of leaves.

Faces and Expressions

Drawing a face might seem intimidating at first, but you can practice and you'll be surprised at the diversity of emotion that you can show with just a few simple lines. You can try out different expressions, but the most important features of every face are undoubtedly the eyes. The shape of the mouth is also important when you're drawing a face because it affects the shape of the entire face and the way the cheeks move. Keep in mind that when you move the shape and position of the eyes and mouth, it affects everything else.


Doodles are some of the simplest and easiest things to draw in your notebooks when you're dying of boredom at school. Doodling is a free-form method of drawing that leaves no place for failure. Every one of us can doodle, whether it's just hearts, animals, stars, flowers or more involved scenes. Start by drawing some shapes and patterns without a particular meaning and let your creativity run wild.