24 Fun and Easy Things to Draw when you are Bored

Let’s face it, we all have those days where we would kill for an extra couple of hours and those days where you just can’t figure out why time has suddenly stopped. The biggest examples I can relate to includes an everlasting lecture and having to spend precious time with a bore’s gab.

Well if you are in the former or at any other state of boredom, bring up your book, pen/pencil and tons of creativity!

Here are some interesting, fun and easy things you can draw when bored.

24. Mark the Eye

This is something all of us have tried at some peak of boredom. Not all of our eyes drawings would look so picture perfect and half of us would end up drawing zombie eyes but then that’s the whole point- you are bored and that justifies it all.

23. Doodle Drawing

Doodles refer to small drawings that can have a deeper, embedded meaning or a collection of tiny meaningless drawings. In either case, doodle your boredom away!

22. Mehendi Designs

This should be one creative boredom right? Well, juice up your vacant time to draw up unique designs of mehendis and you could even make a collection of your drawings.

21. Village Scenaries

If you are a little Wordsworth, deeply in love with the rural side of civilisation, conjure up cute images of still village life. That ought to be a pleasant sight to go back to.

20. Favourite Pet on Paper


Sloppy, Jackie or whoever is your darling pet, sketch them up. If you just wrinkled your brows with a ” but I don’t have one” go ahead and pick one from Natures’ collection. Or you could think out of box and make one- who’s stopping you?

19. Draw Mr. Professor

Now this pertains to only students who are heaved under the pressure of an eternal lecture. Spice things up and draw the professor himself/herself and mark the date and time. Making memories I would say.

18. Butter-(up)-fly your Time

Two cute wings and an equally cute little body jammed in between and you have your butterfly. If you’ve done this like umpteen times aim for a perfect rose. If you think these are elementary, look high and aim further.

17. Your Classmate

This remedy again reverts back to classroom boredom and I must confess this idea was inspired by my classmate whom you shall meet further down. So, try sketching one of your classmates and ofcourse, spread a smile.

16. Build your Utopia

When creativity and time are yours to hold, ‘beyond boundaries’ should be your motto. Fill up your boredom with your kingdom that can be anything between ideal and lecture/bore-free.

15. Trace a Human Portrait

Before you swoon over this pretty lady in sketch let me state my remedy. While you have time to kill and boredom breathing hard upon your neck, sketch up a no-one you’ve never seen or a someone you would some good day like to meet. Forgive yourself if your portrait resemble an Angelina Jolie or a Tom Cruise.

14. Fictional Scenarios

When you are done drawing actual village still lives and that tiny, cute butterfly and still have a good stretch of time go ahead, pick a random book and redraw a picture from it. If there is a textbook you don’t wish to dream about, go grab it and sketch random pictures from it. This could be a very deep gesture of making friends with the textbook!

13. Scribble your way Across

Well I guess one could safely state this is one of the most elementary of boredom drawings and the most practised too. How great does it feel to just live your way without any planning; to live in the moment? I have always felt this is what scribbling also imply in an extended metaphorical sense. No planning, no directions, just random lines that meet and intersect. Definitely a favourite!

12. Abstract Shapes

When boredom almost kills you, kill it back with abstract drawings that can range from wildly abstract- in a way that it looks like a classic piece of modern art- to beginner arts as is shown in the picture adhered to this point. The fact that you could make a cute cupcake out of an oval shape reinstates that abstract is art.

11. Shades zone

We love shades- on dresses, jewellery, artefacts and what not. So bring it out on paper as well. Try a variety of drawings and shade them out. It could vary from mere shapes to a simple tea cup and much more. Just remember though, we love shades.

10. 3D Illustrations

If you wish to flaunt your narcisstic side chose your name. If you wish to be modest, choose something that’s your favourite be it a film, person or thing. Draw and display them in 3D style so that the effect is drawn in- full and perfect.

9. Don’t break the Cupid Tradition

This indeed is a big fat boredom sketch tradition and it would be a sin to break it. Chuck in your loved ones name and make the Cupid arrow perfect and the boredom null.

8. Never forget Mother Nature

This picture is bound to bring back a million school days’ memory to each one of us. Draw out an environmental theme like air pollution, melting of the ice, deforestation etc. There are really awesome theme drawings on Earth and if you are a nature person, look up some of these awesome drawings and dub your own.

7. Aliens

From Nature to aliens? Well let’s take the leap anyways. Aliens have been an interesting topic for a long time now, infact as interesting as it was to know who all scored less than you in school. While there are multiple interpretations as to how the aliens look and even whether or not they exist, let your creativity roll and bring out your unique alien.

6. Dot-e Upon your Boredom

Second only to scribbling, this ‘art form’ is a favourite among the natives of Boredom. Ofcourse as kids we used to even extend this into a game that suddenly turned cloudy with no exits. But it killed boredom and it is very important that we remember it. Very important.

5. Boredom and Batman

While all the females would now be counting x number of names of their boy classmates who did this all through school and probably college, a couple of the same guys would be meeting my words with a sly smile. Batman or any other superhero, they definitely came out of the big screen to fill our paper and boredom.

4. Be the Deconstructor

Would not a little art and craft on your hand be a deconstruction of the pen-paper-pencil tradition? Plus, it will also inspire you for your days’ shower!

3. Sketch your Calligraphy

Be it your favourite T.V. series, film actor’s name, your favourite restaurant, place or person, when adorned in calligraphy it a sight to look at and love.

Ps: just a reminder that Game of Thrones is up for April, so…

2. Comic Strips

Who wouldn’t want to kill your boredom with a little jest? Make your own little comic strips narrating your life crisis of excessive boredom or if it is a tiring lecture, sketch a general comic about the whole episode.

1. Inspire or be the Inspired

If you were wondering when I was going to reveal my no.17 inspirer, I have more for you. A classmate and a close friend of mine, Arun, is an ace at nudging boredom in our class. I managed to steal (not really but let’s go with that assumption) some of his class arts and I have them here for you. I prefer to call it ”  The Arun Gallery”. Take a leaf from his drawings and go for a plethora of sketchings!

There is no stopping boredom, and therefore let there be no stopping you. Let your creativity flow!


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  • umm this looks EXACTLY like a few other lists I've seen with the SAME images.... **cough cough plagurism cough**