57 Art Journal Prompts

Sometimes we want to make art in our art journals, but ideas just don’t come to us! The thing is, in reality, ideas are limitless, but that can be hard to believe when you’re blocked. Which is why I came up with this list of 57 art journal prompts.

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Be sure to bookmark this page to come back for more art journal inspiration. And look below this list of art journal prompts to see some of the ideas in my own art journal!

57 Art Journal Prompts:

  1. Collage a self portrait.
  2. Something you’re grateful for
  3. The color green
  4. Someone you love
  5. Flowers
  6. Your favorite beverage
  7. Faces
  8. Something that makes you laugh
  9. Trees
  10. A happy memory from your childhood
  11. Your favorite animal
  12. Opposites
  13. The color blue
  14. Triangles
  15. Fill a page with blind contour drawings
  16. A favorite quote
  17. Cloudy days
  18. In the garden
  19. Tell a story with images only
  20. Use only colored pencils to fill a page
  21. Re-use old artwork in a new way in your art journal
  22. The Moon
  23. The color yellow
  24. Your favorite objects
  25. A drawing of you when you were six
  26. Shapes on shapes on shapes
  27. Your favorite color
  28. How your favorite song makes you feel
  29. Rainbows
  30. Write a love note to your 10 year old self, cut it into heart shapes and glue them into your journal. Add paint/pen/etc., too, if you’d like!
  31. Fish
  32. Leaves
  33. Doodles
  34. Black & white
  35. Create a pattern
  36. Draw all the shoes you own
  37. Butterflies
  38. Ferns
  39. Feathers
  40. Stones
  41. A small abstract painting
  42. Drawings of your favorite art supplies
  43. Paint using only coffee or tea
  44. Kitchen Utensils
  45. The color red
  46. Party supplies
  47. Keep it simple: use only 2-3 things (like a black pen, a collage element, and washi tape)
  48. Woodland creatures
  49. Travel
  50. Illustrate a poem
  51. Your favorite artist
  52. Vintage maps (if you don;t have any, draw some!)
  53. Cactus
  54. Combine art and words
  55. A secret dream
  56. Birds dressed like people
  57. Draw over an old photo

Please feel free to share any/all of these examples on Pinterest!

This is from one of the prompts (abstract) from these joyful, creative 57 Art Journal Prompts on JoyfulArtJournaling.com!
This art journal spread is based on the prompt “abstract”.
This is from one of the prompts (black and white) from these joyful, creative 57 Art Journal Prompts on JoyfulArtJournaling.com!
This black and white example could also be for the “Collage” or “use your old art in new ways in your art journal” prompts.
This is from one of the prompts (flowers) from these joyful, creative 57 Art Journal Prompts on JoyfulArtJournaling.com!
My little junk journal — with a flower I drew and some floral paper.
This is from one of the prompts (quote) from these joyful, creative 57 Art Journal Prompts on JoyfulArtJournaling.com!
And example of including a long or short quote in your art journal. This one is simply pen and stickers. So easy!

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These fun and easy art journal prompts are sure to inspire you!

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