15 Amazing Pen Drawing Ideas in 2024 (With Photos)

To get inspired to draw something I always look at photos of drawings others have made. It helps me a lot to just be inspired to draw something instead. So I mostly made this list to make me inspired, but I hope it'll inspire you too to make some great art or just a simple drawing to get started!

What to draw with pens/fineliners?

1. Dragon

Drawing of a dragon from Pinterest

Dragons are such amazing creatures, they are like flying lizards. They can look so menacing with the big horns and aggressive teeth, but they cab also look so friendly when you imagine them as just tiny lizards with wings.

Drawing of a dragon from Pinterest
Drawing of a dragon from Pinterest

2. Motorcycle

Drawing of a motorcycle from Pinterest

Motorcycles are not really my thing. I barely know anything about them. But I do really like the style in which this is drawn. I remember very well when I sketched something like this for drawing class the teacher said it was messy, but I really liked what I'd drawn. Maybe my drawing wasn't as good as these two, but it wasn't bad either. 

Drawing of a motorcycle from Pinterest

3. Jellyfish

Drawing of a jellyfish from Pinterest

Jellyfish are such weird creatures. They are nothing like humans or any other animal. They don't have blood and they are transparent! What?! They have the most majestic shapes and colors. 

Drawing of a jellyfish from Pinterest

4. Dutch windmill

Drawing of a dutch windmill from Pinterest

I don't have much to say about windmills. I just like how they look.

5. Doodle

Doodle drawing from @peterdraws on Instagram (Image source)

Always in high school when I was bored during class I would always just doodle, let the pen move where I felt like moving it to, creating weird abstract shapes. But these amazing drawings from PeterDraws are way more sophisticated than mine were.

Doodle drawing from @peterdraws on Instagram (Image source)

6. Car

Drawing of a car from Pinterest

Of course I had to add cars to the list. I've drawn cars for 8 years or so now. But these aren't just examples of car drawing. In the images below you can see 2 techniques that are different from any other drawing in this list: outlines drawing and inversion drawing. You can make simple but really good looking drawings by just drawing the outlines. Or you can make your drawings look more interesting by inverting some parts or the whole drawing.

Car outline drawing from @samiesocal on Instagram (Image source)
Car drawing from @samiesocal on Instagram (Image source)

7. Bird

Drawing of a parrot from Pinterest

The feather texture in these drawings is amazing. It just contains many, many parallel lines, some thicker and closer together than other which makes some areas look darker. This whole drawing actually consists of many lines following the surface of every shape to give it its shape. It looks really good!

Drawing of a crow from Pinterest

8. Snake

Drawing of a snake from Pinterest

The drawing above reminds me so much of a design sketch from the way it is drawn. I really like such a drawing style. But I also do really like snakes and close up like these they look really good.

Drawing of a snake from Pinterest

9. Architecture

Drawing of a building from Pinterest

It's just mind boggling to think about how these old building were build without modern day equipment. And the design of these buildings is incredible. How many years would it have taken to build them?!

Drawing of a building from Pinterest
Lichtenstein Castle drawing from @henkjanart on Instagram (Image source)

10. Chess pieces

Drawing of chess pieces from Pinterest

This is just something I thought look cool and it's relatively easy to draw so I added it to the list. I don't play chess myself and I never have actually. I have absolutely no idea how it works...

Drawing of chess pieces from Pinterest

11. Sailboat

Drawing of a sailboat from Pinterest

I just like they way the look with all the sails and ropes. They look so complicated.

Drawing of a sailboat from Pinterest

12. Bat

Drawing of a bat from Pinterest

I love looking at bats. They are strange animals. They are mice, but they fly. Every time it gets dark outside in the summer I would just look up to try to spot them. I don't know why, but I like doing it.

13. Steam train

Drawing of a steam train from Pinterest

When I was younger I was a huge fan of trains, especially steam trains. The way they looks, how they worked, everything. I did buy a lego steam train too. I still have it built upstairs.

Drawing of a steam train from Pinterest

14. Wolf

Drawing of a wolf from Pinterest

Since a few years there are wolf in the Netherlands again. They are like big friendly dogs right? They remind me of huskies and I would love to have a husky one day. And I think they look cool. I would love to see a wolf one day. Not too close I guess...

15. Hot rod

Drawing of a hot rod from Pinterest

A few years ago I came across these insane vehicles. Who would make such things? I can't imagine they drive nice... But the way they look really appeals to me. So low to the ground, open engine, based on very old cars. I don't know why, but I like them.

Drawing of a hot rod from Pinterest

Add a comment

Comments

Wow tysm this is such good art

Billy Bob Jr. - April 20, 2024, 7 p.m.

so nice art

lexi - Feb. 9, 2024, 7:05 p.m.

Cool

Ray Lester - Jan. 13, 2024, 5:25 a.m.

i love your art its really inspired me

khloe - Jan. 10, 2024, 4:02 a.m.

Great stuff! I love your lines.

Carole - Dec. 22, 2023, 10:27 p.m.

Omg

Mel - Nov. 16, 2023, 12:32 p.m.

nice!!

Bruk - Sept. 14, 2023, 10:32 a.m.