Winter is a time to stay inside and cozy up with a blanket, some hot cocoa, and a good book. But it’s also the perfect time of year for drawing! There are so many wonderful winter things that you can draw from snowflakes to snowmen to your favorite winter sweater. So grab your pencils and paper, because here are 150 wonderful things you could be drawing this winter.
Download the FREE Printable Winter Things to Draw Prompts List Here!
150 Winter Things to Draw…
|Old Man Winter|
|blanket of snow|
|cookies and milk|
|dusting of snow|
|mug of cocoa|
|new fallen snow|
|wind chill factor|
Why are prompts for winter things to draw so helpful?
A winter drawing prompt list can help get your creativity flowing whether it’s snowing or cold or you’re stuck indoors on a foggy day.
Drawing prompts are typically used by artists as part of their process when drawing from life, sketching ideas for paintings or other art projects, and in children’s illustration work.
Drawing in winter can be fun, and can help you learn about the science behind various natural phenomena. It’s a great time to practice the art of drawing in the dark and snowy winter seasons.
What do you draw when you’re bored?
Drawing winter things is a great way to pass time! Read my article on what to draw when you’re bored for some fun ideas!
Fun Tips & Ideas for Using your Winter Drawing Prompts
Draw on winter leaves.
Use permanent markers or pens to draw on dried-out winter leaves! You can also brush winter leaves with watercolor paint and then press them onto paper.
Draw winter scenes.
What winter scene will you draw? Your drawing could be of winter trees, winter mountains, winter skies, winter buildings. It’s up to you!
First, draw the foreground elements first. For example, if you’d like to draw trees, you’ll want to use a technique that emphasizes the smoothness of the snowy background. You can also add other elements, such as a distant horizon, to add interest to your drawing.
Explore different drawing mediums.
Pen, pencil, gel pens, charcoal, watercolor, colored pencils, you name it! Try out something you don’t usually use to challenge yourself!
Using the proper materials is an essential part of drawing in winter. Using hot pressed watercolor paper or a bristol board will help your results be more crisp and sharp. A good choice for drawing in winter is a sheet of white or gray paper, but you can also use off-white papers for the final step. You may also choose to use colored pencils to give your finished drawing a more vibrant appearance.
Make festive wintery cards for your friends!
Draw winter-themed cards for your friends or family to send out some winter warmth.
Make winter crafts!
You can use some of these winter drawing prompts as winter crafts or winter art. Use your winter drawings as winter decorations, like paintings on wooden boards and winter picture frames… Or even winter calendars!
Make your own Winter Junk Journal.
Take winter-related items and draw them in a themed winter junk journal! You could include winter pictures, winter ephemera, winter candles, winter wax seals, and other winter items.
[Related Article: How to Start Your Own Junk Journal]
Draw winter scenes on your scrapbook pages.
If you do a lot of scrapbooking or scrap-of-the-month books, take some winter scenes and draw them on your winter scrapbook pages!
What art materials do you need to do your winter drawings?
- A sketchbook
- Watercolor paints
- Colored pencils
- Gel pens
- Paper (various colors)
- Winter leaves and other items to draw with. These can be found in your garden, at your local grocery, or craft store!
- A winter junk journal. This is a great way to use up some of those old winter items and ephemera.
- A winter card kit to create your own winter cards!
- Inspiration from these winter drawing prompts 🙂
Here is a Great Video on how to draw an easy snowflake!
The winter season can be a wonderful time of year to explore your creativity. Whether you’re looking for some drawing ideas or just need something new to keep yourself busy with, this blog post is here for you:)
I hope that these 150 prompts get you inspired by all the wintery goodness. So grab your pencils and paper because it’s drawing time!
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