Scribbling On Regardless/3 Colour Drawing

Fun & easy drawings using only three colours! See what ideas you can come up with when you're limited to just three colours... no more, no less...

Materials you'll needEdit

  • Paper (use your sketchbook)
  • 3 colours of pen or pencil
How to draw with just three colours


Watch our video for a step-by-step guide

  1. Test out your colour combinations in your sketchbook or on a spare piece of paper
  2. How do they look together? What different styles and patterns can you make?


  1. Try doing a cityscape, like in the video. At its most basic, you draw a square, and then make it a cube with three diagonal lines, and then join and connect them.
  2. How do different cubes and boxes fit together?
  3. Add windows to your buildings - maybe a door, or a chimney? Is there a garden? What's in the garden?

Stack 'em upEdit

  1. Start with a small idea - like a star - at the bottom of your page
  2. Draw different bubbles stacked on top of each other - each one must be connected to the bit below it
  3. Now turn each of these into a character - what faces are they pulling? Are they wearing a hat? Do they have different clothes?

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