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I don’t think a lot of young artists realize that drawing cool things happens from making lots and lots of mistakes. You must make mistakes to make great art! Drawing is problem solving.
This thought popped into my head as I was creating a page from my soon-to-be released book, The Underwear Wolf. There is a page in the book where my character, The Underwear Wolf, meets up with a silly hippopotamus. What hippopotamus isn’t silly. Just saying hippopotamus makes me smile.
I made a really cool drawing of a hippopotamus while creating the book.
Tell me this guy isn’t lovable, go on, I dare you. Anyway, This drawing led me to other cool thing to draw that really challenged me as an artists, but I was reminded the failure is the key to success.
Here is the cool thing to try to draw. I promise that if you accomplish this drawing, you will get better at art. By doing little challenges like this, you will teach yourself how to draw. You don’t need a fancy drawing school, just cool drawing challenges and the willingness to try and try again.
So, here is the challenge I am faced with:
On the next page of the book, The Underwear Wolf, this hippo is supposed to put on the underwear he is holding in the drawing above. The idea of it just makes me laugh. A hippopotamus trying putting on underwear, AWESOME! Or so I thought.
I have a vision in my head, but it is hard to draw a hippopotamus putting on underwear. Luckily, I have been here before. I always fail at drawing before I succeed.
I think that is the difference between someone who is good at drawing and someone who thinks the can’t draw. The artist knows that if he just keeps trying, he will eventually get it. That is where I am right now.
Check out the drawings below. Certainly not cool. Certainly not good, but I know that if I just keep working. If I just keep drawing and erasing and drawing and erasing, I will eventually hit on something that looks is a great piece of art. Professional artists get frustrated just like you. The only difference is that they keep going.
It doesn’t mean that I am not a good artist because I can’t draw it the first time. It means that I am getting better. In the drawings below, you can see that they are not good, but I just keep sketching.
When I sketch, I am looking for a doodle with “feeling.” Most of these drawings don’t look great, but there are one or two that have a “feel” that I am looking for. When I find one of these, I go back a practice different versions of that same drawing over and over again. A funny thing happens when you try to do this, new and interesting ideas will pop into your head. This is a great way to get drawing ideas.
I think beginning artists think that some people can draw and others can’t. That’s not true. Drawing cool things is a skill that anyone can master with practice.
I think that is why I love drawing so much. It is never the same. It is always a journey of discovery.
I hope you create an amazing drawing today. There are cool things to draw everywhere you look, so get drawing.
Cool things to draw #26:
Draw a hippopotamus putting on underwear.
I’m not there yet, but I will continue to sketch. Do any of these sketches jump out at you. There are a few that I feel have the chance to become a page in my book, The Underwear Wolf, but I am still drawing. Stay tuned to see how it turns out.
The drawing above is starting to have the feeling that I am looking for. It is not a good drawing yet, but it has “something” in it, a certain energy. I will now draw more and more of these drawings to get a final sketch.
The hippo needs more weight and the underwear needs to be smaller. I think this will make this a much more interesting drawing for kids.
In the drawing above, I am finally getting to something that has the feel of what I am going for. I feel like the weight of the drawing of the hippo has a better feel to it. I will focus on making this drawing better and better before I ink and color. Again, notice all the drawing mistakes.
Now, check out the drawing above. It is pretty awesome now, but I didn’t just draw it. It took a lot of hard work and a lot of sketching. That’s what it takes to draw awesome things. You just have to push yourself to keep going.
If you are looking for easy things to draw to get you started. I am in the process of creating an online drawing school. Here you will be able to learn cool drawing tips that took me years to figure out. You can be a great artist! Keep checking the website for easy drawing tutorials for beginners.
Soon you will be able to join my online drawing course. I am super excited to reveal the drawing course to the world. It will have really easy drawing tutorials that will show anyone how easy it is to draw cool things.
I am writing this post because I love when students increase their test scores and realize that they can learn. More importantly, I love when they use cool things to draw to get better grades and to enjoy school more.
Silly drawings can help you in school. It is a fact supported by BRAIN RESEARCH!
What if I told you that instead of hating studying you could learn to love it? What if I told you that there are some super easy ways to draw cool things that will help you understand and remember important information?
Drawing cool things is a powerful learning weapon. If you learn to use drawing correctly when you study it is possible to double, triple or even quadruple the speed at which you study and retain information.
My students are happier, they have more fun in class and most importantly they no longer forget the meaning of super important vocabulary words. All by learning about some cool easy things to draw that boost brain power.
How does it work?
Most students don’t tap into their brain’s most powerful tool for learning, their imaginations. Cool things to draw can help you access the right side of your brain when you study. When you use both sides of your brain to learn, you increase the speed at which you remember information, not only that, it’s fun. The best thing of all is that after a few training sessions of learning cool things to draw, it will be like you flicked a switch on your imagination. Vocabulary words will come alive in ways you never thought possible, all while you are doodling silly pictures.
I remember hearing a Disney cartoonist give a talk about his time drawing for Disney. He was a good artist, but when he got to Disney they retrained him to draw “the Disney way”.
After I thought about this for a bit, it made sense. I mean all the Disney movies need to look like Disney movies, so Disney actually changed the way this great artist drew. Now, he drew Disney things amazingly well! He now went around teaching kids how to draw the characters from Disney movies step-by-step. As an artist, this was one of the most depressing things I had ever heard.
Cool Things to Draw is not about copying. It is about being you, letting your personality come out of your drawings, even if they are ugly. Some of my favorite artists are not great artist, but their art is fun to look at. It has a life to it. It is them. It is drawing with personality.
I have some news for you. No one cares how well you draw a Disney character even if it looks perfect. What will change the world is you creating original things that are all your own.
I am in the process of doing just that right now. I have three characters that have come to life. This is the coolest stage of drawing cool things. Your characters actually come alive. You start to draw because you want to find out what the characters do. I am positive I have a character that will change the world. I can’t wait to release him.
Cool things to draw is about unlocking “you”! The tips presented in the FREE ebooks and drawing tutorials that you will find on this site are about learning a few drawing techniques that can be repeated over and over again to help you discover and endless supply of cool things to draw.
Most of these beginner drawing ideas are easy to use now. You don’t need to have a step-by-step guide in front of you. You can learn a technique now and be using it to create cool easy original drawings that will inspire your friends and amaze your family.
Discover cool things to draw that are waiting to be unlocked from your imagination.
When I show students cool things to draw, I like to start out with the three drawing ideas in this post. The first one is a hole. It is simple and easy but holes are used over and over again in a thousand different ways to give you thousands of different drawing ideas. I will show some of the cool easy drawing ideas in a video. They are really endless.
Discover your hidden artistic ability in minutes! If you can write your name, you have all the skills you need to draw cool things, now! I was tired of hearing my students tell me that they can’t draw, and I created this FREE resource to show them how easy it is to draw cool things. You’ll be AMAZED by how easy it is to draw EPIC LANDSCAPES in minutes!