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  • Writer's pictureAngie Carel

15 Summer Sun and Fun Drawing Prompts



As the warm sun shines down and the sweet scent of blooming flowers fills the air, summer provides the perfect opportunity to let your creativity soar.


We've compiled a list of 15 summer-related drawing prompts that will spark your imagination and bring out the best of the season in your artwork.


Ready, Set, and Go!

  1. Beach Day Bliss: Capture the carefree spirit of a perfect beach day. Draw rolling waves, sandy shores, colorful beach umbrellas, and people enjoying the sun and surf.

  2. Picnic in the Park: Imagine a delightful picnic in a lush green park. Sketch a scene complete with a checkered blanket, a picnic basket filled with goodies, and a group of friends or family enjoying the great outdoors.

  3. Ice Cream Delights: Cool off on a hot summer day by drawing your favorite ice cream treats. Think vibrant colors, mouth-watering flavors, and delightful toppings.

  4. Fireflies at Dusk: Create a magical scene as fireflies twinkle in the fading daylight. Capture their gentle glow and the sense of wonder they bring to warm summer evenings.

  5. Camping Adventures: Illustrate a camping scene with a crackling campfire, cozy tents, and starry skies. Don't forget to add marshmallows on sticks, camp chairs, and a sense of adventure!

  6. Summer Harvest: Celebrate the bountiful produce of summer by drawing a vibrant farmers' market scene. Include juicy fruits, fresh vegetables, and the hustle and bustle of shoppers.

  7. Sunflower Serenade: Portray the majestic beauty of sunflowers standing tall in a sun-kissed field. Experiment with different shades of yellow and explore the intricate details of these radiant blooms.

  8. Tropical Paradise: Transport yourself to a tropical paradise by drawing lush palm trees, exotic flowers, and colorful birds. Let your imagination run wild with vibrant hues and dreamy landscapes.

  9. Road Trip Memories: Capture the essence of a memorable road trip. Draw a classic car cruising down an open road, with scenic vistas, mountains, or rolling hills in the background.

  10. Water Fun: Create a playful scene featuring children splashing in a pool or jumping into a refreshing lake. Depict the joy and excitement of water activities on a hot summer's day.

  11. Flower Crown Creations: Explore the whimsical world of flower crowns. Draw intricate floral arrangements intertwined with ribbons, leaves, and other decorative elements.

  12. Summer Sports: Illustrate your favorite summer sports, such as surfing, volleyball, or skateboarding. Capture the energy and movement of athletes in action.

  13. Seaside Creatures: Dive beneath the waves and depict the vibrant marine life found along the coast. Draw seashells, starfish, colorful fish, or even a majestic sea turtle.

  14. Sunsets and Silhouettes: Capture the beauty of a summer sunset and create a striking silhouette scene. Experiment with warm colors and dramatic compositions to convey a sense of tranquility.

  15. Outdoor Music Festivals: Bring to life the vibrant atmosphere of an outdoor music festival. Draw musicians playing their instruments, crowds dancing, and colorful festival flags fluttering in the breeze.

We hope these 15 drawing prompts give you a fantastic starting point to unleash your creativity and bring the spirit of summer to life on paper. Happy drawing, and may your summer creations shine with brilliance!


To find out about our online community where members are interpreting prompts and drawing daily, click here.

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