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How to Generate Drawing Ideas for TikTok

June 17, 2020 (updated) - By August van de Ven
Generate Drawing Ideas: FakeClients.com/Illustration

As TikTok has grown more and more popular, drawing TikToks have also seen a huge increase in popularity. Drawing TikToks are one of the most popular categories of TikToks today. People will share themselves drawing or will make a video of a cool drawing or illustration they’ve made. These drawing TikToks range from ultra-realistic portrait drawings to cute cartoon-like drawings and how-tos.

Someone drawing a cartoon face Someone drawing a realistic portrait

Why create drawing TikToks?

If you also want to start sharing your drawings on TikTok or create some how-to-draw tutorials, it’s a great choice. As drawing videos often have people following along or just watching it a few times, the average watch duration on those types of TikToks is really high. The algorithm behind TikTok’s recommendations likes that kind of behavior which means that your posts will ultimately be recommended more and thus viewed more often.

How to get ideas for things to draw?

One of the most common problems, when you are trying to create drawing TikToks, is that you’ll probably quickly run out of ideas for things to draw. This is a really common problem among artists as it’s difficult to think ‘outside of the box’ when you’ve been drawing for some time.

Luckily, there are currently tons of different options that can help you perfectly in finding ideas for things to draw on TikTok. These what-to-draw generators can help you get new drawing ideas for TikTok by generating a totally random set of requirements and prompts for you to keep by.

Screenshot of the fakeclients drawing idea generator

A great example of one of these drawing idea generators is FakeClients.com. FakeClients can help you generate drawing ideas for TikTok in a way just like to name suggest. It randomly generates drawing prompts as if they came from ‘clients’ asking you to draw something for them. This is a great way to both get drawing ideas and get some drawing practice as it challenges you to draw according to the prompt and the requirements that were given to you.

How to use a drawing idea generator?

To use a drawing idea generator for coming up with drawing ideas for TikTok, simply go to a site like FakeClients.com/illustration and press the start button. This will generate a random and unique drawing prompt for you. You can either use that prompt and challenge yourself a bit or just generate new drawing prompts until you get one that you like.

Screenshot of the fakeclients drawing idea generator

Other TikTok drawing idea generators

Besides FakeClients.com, there are quite a few other drawing idea generators that you can use for TikTok drawing ideas.

DrawingIdeas

One alternative of FakeClients.com is DrawingIdeas.co. It works much the same way as FakeClients as it simply generates a new drawing idea each time you press the generate button. This generator is a bit more focused on drawing specifically instead of illustration, which may be a bit more helpful to beginners.

WannaDraw

If you want some way to generate drawing ideas when you’re on the go or don’t have an internet connection, WannaDraw is worth checking out. WannaDraw is a fairly new app that was created by TikTok creator AudityDraws. The app was launched for both Android and iOS in 2020 and gained a lot of popularity thanks to their large following on TikTok. The app is quite simple. It works by showing you two different parts of a drawing prompt and the app shuffles them around so you get a random drawing prompt each time.

Screenshot of the WannaDraw drawing idea generator

ArtPrompts

Artprompts.org has been around for quite some time and is probably one of the most well-known generators for drawing ideas. The prompts can be a bit simple or not make much sense sometimes, but it is still a great option if you are looking for some fun practice ideas for things to draw.

Screenshot of the ArtPrompts drawing idea generator

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