Escape to an idyllic countryside setting by doodling these 19 charming cottagecore sketches! Whether you’re new to this cozy, nostalgic style or already a fan, you’ll love creating pastoral scenes full of flowers, mushrooms, bunnies, and teatime treats.
All artwork provided is original and can be used as a reference for your own drawings.
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Look at how I have used the shadows to help create the shape of these acorns. Shading is a fantastic skill to learn and will help with all your drawings.
You can draw a simple mushroom, but adding a few clumps of grass around its base just makes this doodle look more complete.
Flowers In a Mug
Drawing a mug with some flowers in will help you learn to create depth by using the position of the objects you are drawing. See how the flowers overlap and which stems show through. Learn to study the image you are drawing. Observation is one of the key skills any artist will need to improve.
In this doodle of a hen you can see how i have broken up the outline and added a few dashes. It helps to create the illusion of feathers but also adds some movement to the drawing.
When you draw a hedgehog, think about the direction the spines are facing. Starting at the front and adding the spines further back after means you arent drawing over your lines and it helps it not look too cluttered.
Crystals can be a fantastic way to practice how to draw perspectives. There are crystals that grow in many different shapes too. Look at how a few lighter lines can give the impression of reflections.
Toad In a Witch Hat
Even though it is just a cartoon sketch, by introducing more realism to this drawing it made the toad look more serious. Adding the wizards hat just framed the toad really well.
Adding a face to a mushroom will give you endless possibilities. You can use the most simple marks for eyes and mouth like I have here, or you could draw a much more realistic pair of eyes for a very different effect.
Mushrooms On a Tree Stump
Using the shading techniques you can learn in our article about how to shade, you can transform an image like this. The layers of mushrooms give you chance to explore darker shading techniques like cross hatching too. Adding the tufts of grass just finishes the drawing off really well.
Drawing smooth, simple, curved lines for this snail will help you improve your pencil control. Just have fun and give the snails as much character as you can.
A door and a window is all it takes to transform this mushroom into a fairy home. You could try doing the same with a tree stump, or even a big boulder in a pile of rocks to add variety to a bigger drawing.
Moths are beautiful and there are so many different kinds you will never run out of ideas to make them look a little different. The antennae of this moth really make it stand out.
Cute Crescent Moon
I have added a simple face to the side of this moon drawing. You could easily add a nose and draw the face in profile for a completely different look too.
Collection Of Strawberries
Think of all the strawberries you have ever eaten and you will realise how many different shapes and sizes you can use. Adding a face or some texture will make each one individual and you can make them as simple as you want. They still look great.
Hedgehogs are just cute, so give your hedgehog a lovely smile and enjoy drawing his prickles. Be patient, but they dont have to be drawn realis effect.tically to create the right
Cat Wearing a Witch Hat
OK, so i like drawing cats in hats. They do just make me smile. Using a little shadow on this cat helped to make it look more furry.
Cat Wearing a Witch Hat
This is another great example of how you can make every doodle different, even when you are drawing the same subject.
Rabbit and a Wicca Basket
Just a few lines here and there can help create the shape of the character you are drawing and this rabbit is a great example of how just a little addition can change the drawing a lot.
You can draw any kind of leaves, but fern fronds will give you hours of fun.