Sketchbook Drawing Ideas
Draw everything that you like to eat like you are documenting it.
Draw your workstation.
Draw your drawing tools.
Draw your favorite place in your home.
Draw a self portrait from memory. Draw a self portrait from a mirror. Compare the two.
Draw the contents of your room or living space either as individual items like documentation or as a scene.
Draw a map of your house or just your room. Via Mike Daikubara
Draw the inside of your car, from the inside of course. Nina Johansson
Draw as many portraits of your pet or a child as you can in 45 minutes.
Get out and explore:
Draw a meal. Draw each item either separately like documentation or arranged. Label everything.
Draw a dinner party. Draw a quick portrait of every person at your table.
Draw a car.
Draw a car super close. Like sit so that you are nearly touching one corner. This makes for some dramatic perspectives.
Go to a place where people do a lot of waiting or are distracted in conversation and draw stealth portraits. Airports, hospitals, restaurants, and waiting rooms are great (at least for drawing).
Draw a live plant.
Trees are amazing; draw some trees.
Draw a machine such as a car engine, a motorcycle, a tractor, etc.
Do a drawing scavenger hunt.
Use the internet:
Draw a dinosaur skeleton.
Draw a human skeleton.
Use google street view to draw somewhere you have visited and would like to visit again.
Go to a website like pinterest and draw as many faces or figures as you can in 45 minutes. Bonus if you get past 15.
Find a sketcher you admire, imitate some of their work by drawing similar things in their style/spirit.
Draw an experience you had or a trip you took. Draw images like snapshots or create a drawing documentation.
Choose a public figure and draw as many portraits of them as you can in 45 minutes.
Draw an arial landscape.
People in action:
Draw people playing music.
Draw people cooking.
Draw people working at something.
Draw characters from a book but not the ones from the movie.
Draw you and your friends as characters in a movie/book.
Fill a page with patterns and words.
Make imaginary portraits.
Draw a bunch of hands on one page (or other item that you need to improve). Really study it. Get serious. Look up a tutorial. Use a model.
Draw the pattern on a shirt or quilt very detailed.