Your Hand, Your Canvas: 50 Awesome Drawing Ideas

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Last Updated on November 17, 2023 by Dee

Ready to transform your hand into an artistic masterpiece? Look no further! Our collection of 50 easy and fun hand drawing ideas is perfect for artists of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re doodling for fun or seeking a unique creative expression, these ideas range from whimsical patterns to minimalist designs. Grab a pen or marker and let your imagination run wild as we guide you through these exciting and simple drawing ideas to make your hand the canvas! 🎨✍️🤚

Check out these hand-drawing ideas below!

Table of Contents

  1. List of 50 fun things to draw (and easy stuff to draw) on your hand in 2023
    1. Aliens
    2. All Seeing Eye
    3. Bats
    4. Birds
    5. Burgers
    6. Butterfly
    7. Cactus
    8. Camelia Flower
    9. Cats
    10. Chick
    11. Climbing figure up your wrist
    12. Simple standing Deer
    13. Dolphin
    14. Donuts
    15. Feathers
    16. Fish
    17. Flamingos
    18. Flowers
    19. Food (cheese, egg and a bowl of dinner) with faces
    20. Foxes
    21. Fruit
    22. Hamsters and guinea pigs
    23. Draw Hands
    24. Hearts and stars
    25. Hedgehogs
    26. Jumping figure
    27. Leaves
    28. llamas
    29. Mermaids
    30. More cats
    31. Music notes
    32. Ocean waves
    33. Planets
    34. Ponies
    35. Rabbit
    36. Raccoon
    37. Rainbows
    38. Reindeer
    39. Robots
    40. Roses
    41. Seahorse
    42. Spaceman
    43. Spider
    44. Succulents
    45. Suns
    46. Trees
    47. Turtles
    48. Vegetables and
  2. Other drawing ideas…
  3. What should you use to draw on yourself?
  4. Drawing Generators
  5. Frequently Asked Questions about Things to Draw on Your Hand…
    1. What can I draw on myself?
    2. What happens when you draw on your hand?
    3. What can I use to draw on my hand?
    4. Is drawing good for your hands?
    5. What are the most fun things to draw?
    6. What things are easy to draw?
    7. Is it normal to draw on yourself?
    8. Can drawing on yourself hurt you?
    9. What can you draw when your bored?
    10. [Check out this list of awesome things to draw when you’re bored!]
    11. What does it mean to draw by hand?
    12. Is it good to draw with pen?
  6. Conclusion
50 cool things to draw on your hand

List of 50 fun things to draw (and easy stuff to draw) on your hand in 2023

Aliens

alien doodles to draw on your hand

These alien doodles are super cute and easy to draw on your hand. Use any color sharpie or marker and add color if you like!

All Seeing Eye

all seeing eye doodles to draw on your hand

This is a very simple design to draw on your hand. It features the all-seeing eye with an elaborate border and some sharpie detailing.

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Bats

These bat outlines make for great sharpie tattoos and are very easy to draw on your hand and you can add other elements to set the scene. Here I have added a moon to give the impression of bats flying at night!

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Birds

bird drawing on a hand

A sweet little bird perched on your hand is an easy thing and a lot of fun to draw. Use different colors to make your bird pop!

Burgers

burgers

Drawing a burger on your hand is the perfect way to show off your love for delicious things 🙂

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Butterfly

The butterfly outline is perfect for drawing on your hand with a marker or color pens if you’re looking to draw cool things and get the creative juices flowing!

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Cactus

cactus for things to draw on your hand

Cute cactus tattoos on your hand are fun for anyone who loves things that are prickly, plus they make cool drawings and help you practice your drawing skills too!

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Camelia Flower

camelia

This beautiful camellia flower is a great way to add a touch of nature to your hand. Use a black marker and color in the petals with different colors for extra detail!

Other Step by step hand drawing ideas with flowers; Check out my step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a lily: Lily Flower Drawing.

Cats

cats to draw on your hand

Cats can be a bit tricky to draw, especially things like realistic eyes. For this cool cat design use a fine tip marker and color in the eyes using white pens or paint. You can also add some sharpie detailing for extra effect!

Chick

If you’re looking for easy designs and more cute drawings, this is a super cute little chicken design that can be perfect for Easter! Use any color you like and add some extra things to make it your own.

Climbing figure up your wrist

A fun design idea is to draw a little human figure climbing up your wrist. This can be cool for things like short stories or memories.

[Related article: How to Draw Tree Roots]

Simple standing Deer

This deer is a fun idea that can be a cool tattoo design. Use a black marker to get the outline and add color if you like.

Dolphin

Drawing fun things on your hand can also take the form of cool things like dolphins. Use a color marker to draw the dolphin and use black for all of the detailing.

Donuts

donuts to draw on your hand

Drawing donuts on your hand is a fun idea that you can add things to if you like! Here I have added sprinkles and you can add a cherry for an even more detailed design.

Feathers

feathers to draw on your hand

Drawing things on your hand is a fun way to practice different sketching techniques. For example, this outline of feathers is super easy to do and looks amazing!

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Fish

Adding a fish outline to your hand is an easy way to personalize things. Add some color and detail with black pens for things like the eyes and fins.

Flamingos

Flamingoes are such a symbol of fun things and they are super easy to draw! Use different colors like pink, black, orange, or yellow.

Flowers

This fun and easy-to-draw flower design would make a very pretty tattoo. You can use any color you like and add things like leaves and swirls for extra effect.

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Food (cheese, egg and a bowl of dinner) with faces

Food things can be a fun way to personalize things and this cool design idea shows you how to draw things like cheese, egg, and a bowl of dinner! You can add things like faces or extra detail.

Foxes

Foxes are beautiful forest creatures and are great subject matter for small drawings or tattoo art!

Fruit

Pick your favorite fruit! Draw things like strawberries, limes, or oranges on your hand for a super cool sharpie tattoo design.

Hamsters and guinea pigs

These sweet little creatures often become beloved members of our families and will make a super cute temporary pen tattoo!

Draw Hands

Draws hands … on your hands 🙂

Hearts and stars

Draw doodles and designs of hearts and stars. This easy drawing is perfect for things like short stories, memories of fun things that you want to remember.

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Hedgehogs

Another little forest creature, the hedgehog is a fun friend. They can be hard to draw, but practice makes perfect!

Jumping figure

What about drawing a figure jumping over the back of your hand? This is a unique and creative drawing idea.

Leaves

Adding things like leaves to your hand can be a fun design idea. Use green or brown colors and leave some of the skin showing through for extra effect!

llamas

Llamas are often depicted as cartoon characters and can be a fun thing to draw. Use black markers for the fur and things like the eyes and mouth.

Mermaids

Use markers and pens to draw a magical mermaid swimming on your wrist or on the back of your hand.

More cats

Can you tell I love cats?

Music notes

Draw things like music notes on your hand for a cool tattoo idea!

Ocean waves

This cool design idea shows you how to draw things like the ocean waves on your hand. It’s a fun things to draw for things like music or stories.

Planets

Want to draw something out of this world? Add a planet drawing to your hand!

Ponies

Ponies are things that little kids love and they can be really fun to draw.

Rabbit

This sweet little rabbit would be a great thing to draw on your hand. Add things like flowers, leaves, or grass for more detail.

Raccoon

Draw things like a raccoon on your hand for a fun tattoo idea! If you get stuck on what a raccoon looks like make sure to find a reference photo to help you along.

Rainbows

Rainbows are such a symbol of hope and joy, and they make for a great sharpie tattoo 🙂

Reindeer

Another forest creature, the reindeer is a great thing to draw that can be a cartoon or realistic.

Robots

Robots are things that kids love and they can be fun to draw. They can draw the straight lines using rulers to practice their fine motor skills.

Roses

Roses are things that are often used to symbolize things like love, beauty, and passion. For things like Valentine’s day, they can also be symbols of things like friendship!

Seahorse

Add things like a seahorse design to your hand combined with mermaids and waves 🙂

Spaceman

A spaceman is a fun thing to draw for things like short stories or things that you want to remember.

Spider

Spiders often give people the heebie-jeebies. What about drawing a spider on your hand? You might get some surprising results 🙂

Succulents

These things are popular for things like tattoos and they make pretty things to draw.

Suns

Draw things like the sun on your hand; it would be fun to add things like clouds or birds 🙂 The sun on the left is made up of geometric shapes, and it looks like a bright, sunny day! You could also experiment with different colors to give the sun an even more vibrant look.

Trees

Trees are things that look awesome when you use markers. Draw things like tree trunks or things on the bark for extra detail. Dont forget to draw backgrounds too! Here are some background drawing ideas easy:

  • Plain paper background
  • Colored background
  • Dark background
  • Tonal background
  • Tinted background
  • Blurry landscape

Turtles

Why not add a magical sea turtle to your hand?

Vegetables and

Using things like green and orange markers you can draw things like cucumber, pumpkins, or a turnip!

If you’re looking for fun things to doodle on your hand, there are plenty of good drawings to draw that are easy and quick to sketch.

Consider drawing some simple shapes like hearts, stars, or flowers using a bright green pen or marker. You can even try drawing a cute cartoon character or animal on your hand.

If you’re a fan of green tea, why not draw a teacup or a tea bag? And if you want to get really creative, draw some green beans or other vegetables on your hand to promote healthy eating habits.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can draw on your hand, so let your imagination run wild!

Other drawing ideas…


Unleashing your inner artist can be a playful and unexpected process when you turn your hands into a unique canvas for your creativity. Let’s start with how to draw a dog on the back of your hand.

Begin with simple strokes to outline the head, ears, body, and tail.

Remember, practice makes perfect and it’s just as fun even if it’s not perfect! If you are looking to get into the festive spirit, consider Memorial Day drawings. Stars, stripes, and symbolic representations of freedom can be inked on your skin temporarily to honor the day.

Adding a picture of a flower drawing to your repertoire can bring a touch of natural beauty to your artistic body art. Delicate petals, a vibrant center, and some detailed leaves can bring your flower to life.

For those with a quirkier taste, you can also try your hand at cool mini drawings. Smaller designs such as geometric shapes, celestial bodies, or abstract patterns can easily fit on your fingers or the inside of your wrist.

Last but not least, drawing a pig on your hand can be a lighthearted and fun addition. With a round body, little legs, and a cute snout, your hand-drawn pig will surely bring a smile to your face every time you glance at it.

What should you use to draw on yourself?

You can use any standard pen, ballpoint pen, marker, or sharpie to draw on your hand. Just remember not to draw over any cuts or scratches on your skin because the pen ink will irritate the wound. It’s also important to remember that some pen ink (like sharpie ink) will take a long time to wash off. So be prepared to have a drawing on your hand for a while 😉 Using the right medium makes stuff to draw easy!

You can also use watercolor paint to paint on yourself. The best medium for drawing or painting on your skin is body paint. This is the safest option and goes on really smoothly and easily. It is also great to blend colors with and achieve different textures and effects.

If you need more drawing ideas, try your hand at a detailed camel drawing or experiment with easy tattoo outlines for beginners. Delve into the world of manga by learning how to draw anime eyes, or practice drawing arms and the upper arm to develop a better understanding of the human body.

From dynamic poses like learning how to draw a fist to mastering the subtleties of anatomy, this blog equips you with essential tools and techniques to elevate your art to new heights 😉

Drawing Generators


Finding unique and creative ways to decorate your hand can be a fun exercise in self-expression, and a random drawing generator could be just the tool to ignite your artistic spark.

Such generators provide an endless list of ideas and can lead you to discover new, exciting designs you might not have thought of on your own. For those inclined towards regal designs, a crown drawing on the back of your hand or knuckles could make a striking statement.

Alternatively, drawings of skulls, though they might sound a bit morbid, can actually be quite intricate and fascinating, especially when adapted to the contours of your hand. Social media platforms are an excellent source for hand art inspo, where artists share their own hand-drawn masterpieces and inspire others to experiment.

If you’re a beginner, starting with a basic hand open drawing can give you a sense of proportions and the way lines work on the skin. So, get creative and transform your hand into a canvas today!

Check out this great guide on body paint.

50 cool things to draw on your hand

Frequently Asked Questions about Things to Draw on Your Hand…

What can I draw on myself?

Anything you want! People like things like cats, trees, hearts, rainbows, and things that are cute.

What happens when you draw on your hand?

When you draw things on your hand it can be things like a temporary tattoo. Draw things that you like or things that represent things you like or things about yourself!

What can I use to draw on my hand?

You can use things like a pen, marker or sharpie. Also, things like paint work really well too!

Is drawing good for your hands?

Drawing things on your hand can be a fun way to express yourself and add things like things you love, things that represent things about you, or things that have meaning for you.

What are the most fun things to draw?

People like things that are cute, things that symbolize things like love, and things you enjoy. Also things like animals and cartoon things can be fun too 🙂

What things are easy to draw?

The easiest things to draw are built up with simple shapes and lines.

Is it normal to draw on yourself?

Lots of people draw on themselves and is a form of visual art. Drawing things on yourself can be a fun way to express yourself and add things like things you love, things that represent things about you or things that have meaning for you.

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Can drawing on yourself hurt you?

No, drawing things on yourself won’t hurt you (or your hand). Just remember not to draw over any cuts or scratches because the ink might irritate these.

What can you draw when your bored?

Draw things like things you love, things that have meaning for you, or things that represent things about yourself. Also, things like cats and cartoons things are fun!

[Check out this list of awesome things to draw when you’re bored!]

What does it mean to draw by hand?

Drawing things by hand means drawing things with your hand and not stamping, printing or digitally drawing an artwork.

Is it good to draw with pen?

Pen is a great drawing medium that gives you a lot of control of your mark-making. You can add shading using hatching and cross-hatching and can create bold and striking outline drawings.

[How to Create an Outline Drawing]

Drawing is a great way to express yourself and showcase your creativity. If you’re looking for a unique canvas to draw on, consider drawing on your hand! You can create miniature masterpieces, such as a strawberry drawing or a ladybug drawing, using only a pen or marker.

Some people may wonder, “is drawing on your skin bad?” However, as long as you’re not using harmful or toxic materials, it’s generally safe to draw on your skin. In fact, it can be a fun and creative way to pass the time.

For those who prefer easy drawings, try a South Park-style drawing or challenge yourself with 642 tiny things to draw on your hand. Get creative and see what you can create on your own personal canvas.

Conclusion

If you’re in need of a little creativity, then this list will surely help. You’ll be able to draw on your hand and have a fun time while also being creative! If you want to create more accurate drawings its always a good idea to work from a reference photo like the ones above! The possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can do with these 50 cool things to draw on your hands.

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