Doodling is a fun way to explore your creativity. However, we all have moments of no inspiration. Feeling a bit stuck for ideas, or simply in the mood to browse a variety of doodles? With these examples and tutorials of cute doodles to draw, let’s get those creative juices flowing lickety-split!
Animals are one of my favorite subjects to draw. Hopefully, we share this as a common interest, since you’ll notice a lot of animals strewn about on this website.
What else can you expect to find in this super-duper fun and cute compilation of cute doodles?
- Everyday objects
- Random items from days gone by (retro vibes never seem to lose their certain charm!)
- Tiny landscapes, seascapes, and streetscapes
- Fantasy illustrations
- Elements of nature
- Seasonal doodles, and more.
So if you’re looking for some creative inspiration or just want to get in touch with your inner artist, this blog post is for you!
The simple art of doodling requires very little supplies. With just pencils and paper, you’re good to go. Or, if you want to explore some more high-tech options, like an iPad or a digital drawing tablet, there are some excellent drawing apps.
Cute Doodles To Draw
Just to be clear, drawing for the sake of drawing is an excellent purpose in and of itself, and more than a good enough reason to doodle away.
Other than simply for the joy it brings you, consider using these examples of cute doodles to draw in/on:
- a diary
- shopping lists
…and I’m sure you can come up with a few more uses!
You can doodle an infinite number of scenes within the borders of a circle. Here’s a tiny seascape, complete with dunes, wavy grass, actual waves, birds, and a sailboat in the distance.
Copy this one if you need some inspiration, or come up with your own cute doodles to draw in a circle. (It’s a great drawing challenge.)
Ice Cream Cone
Four steps to a yummy ice cream cone doodle. While the example here is without, cones like these practically demand to be colored.
Ready to doodle some toadstool mushrooms? Start with the tops, like this. You can, of course, add a few more and make a composition that looks interesting.
Next, add some dots. Raised dots along the edges, just circles everywhere else. And the stems, which can be curvy or straight, with or without the indentation at the bottom.
That’s all for the ‘bones’ of your cute mushroom doodle. What’s left is the most fun part: details and shading. Not overthinking it is key, a few lines on both sides of the top, more lines right under the top, and some well-positioned sprigs of grass. Done!
So simple, this sailboat. It looks like a kids’ toy, and is super easy to draw; all straight lines, and a few curvy ones.
These two cuties could be a brontosaurus, apatosaurus, or diplodocus pair.
Rainbow & Stars
But of course, a rainbow and stars can coexist on paper. The two-dimensional realm has lots of possibilities that don’t have to be realistic or make any sense.
Isn’t this the cutest little spotted mutt with its floppy ears? You could add more detail, and shading, and play around with the locations of the spots.
Songbird in Balloons
Two sweet images combined into yet another completely unrealistic and quirky picture: a songbird that has decided to hang out in a bunch of balloons. Only on paper are those sharp little claws no issue.
The step-by-step mini tutorial for this striped cat doodle is right here:
We start with the ears and the head outline. Details are added on after shaping the body and stripes are totally optional.
Cute Llama Doodle
Llamas! No longer quite as popular as they were a few years ago. So they’ve played a fad role in fashion, home decor, surface, and pattern design for a blip of their total existence… That doesn’t mean they aren’t super cute forever.
A Little Narwhal
Unicorns dwelling in the ocean – need we say more?
Soap & Bubbles
You’re either team soap or team something-that-comes-in-a-bottle. The good old-fashioned bar of soap is much more fun to draw than any bottle, which is why I’m team soap. At least on paper.
Best observed (or drawn) from the comfort of your home/couch, with a warm beverage within reach.
Here’s a Rottweiler puppy, after a stuffed animal that is beautifully and realistically made. Cutie, right?
Happiness in a cup, for some people… More like a lot of people. So a simple coffee-to-go drawing definitely deserves a spot in this compilation of cute doodles to draw!
Have you ever seen a bunny reading a book? Because that’s unmistakably what is happening below. And the simple lines are easy to copy, so you can draw your own version. Everyone should draw at least one reading bunny. Oh, that’s so many bunnies! Just what the world needs: bunnies multiplying.
Here is a cute doodle of a tropical fish. Color it in with some of those bright and popping colors that remind of a colar reef!
Kiwi & Lemon
This kiwi and lemon are best friends. They’re both so high on vitamin C that they can’t stop smiling.
Oops – did I just write that out loud? Oh well, there’s no law against naturally occurring vitamins, right?
Try these, and a few other fruit doodles, and switch up the eyes and mouths to give them different facial experessions.
Have you ever tried to draw an easy little birdhouse, with just a few frills and flowers to make it look even more cute?
Striped & Polka-Dotted Umbrella
What does it take to lift a regular-looking umbrella to the level of one that makes people smile? Well, stripes and polkadots, of course!
This is an easy doodle of a striped and polka-dotted umbrella. It’s quite fun in pen already but at the same time kind of asks to be colored in. With markers, colored pencils, or even some delightfully unpredictable blotches of fancy watercolor paint.
|Check out these posts where I discuss some great options for watercolor paint or watercolor pencils if you’re on the fence about getting some new supplies.|
English licorice is super fun to draw. The cylinders and cubes are rather easy (ahem – they’re probably easier to draw than the word licorice is to spell!) and when you add those characteristic swirls and centers, the result is unmistakable.
In truth, I’m not entirely sure that one with the swirl actually exists. But it looked nice as something different in the mix. Maybe a piece of another type of candy fell in…
What is this little octopus thinking… I could sit with that question for a while. Would he/she/it like to be blown up to poster-size and hang on the wall?
*Note to self: turn this cute little octopus doodle into a large print.
Cute Polar Bear Face
This simple and cute polar bear face got into someone’s makeup bag and found the blush! Or maybe she just ran so fast on the ice that she got rosy cheeks.
What is cuter than a sleeping cloud?
Two sleeping clouds, of course!
Cute doodles to draw should definitely include some kind of muffin in Kawaii style.
Did you know that “kawaii” is the Japanese word for “cute”? Hence the name for the entire style that developed from this term.