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20 Creative Drawings Completed Using Everyday Objects By Christoph Niemann
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20 Creative Drawings Completed Using Everyday Objects By Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann is an artist who’s bursting at the seams with creativity. When he’s not drawing clever and insightful cartoons for the New York Times and other prestigious publications, he does creative drawings for fun, using everyday objects to enrich and complete his daily works of art.

Niemann calls the cool drawings his “Sunday Sketches” and fits them in between his more serious illustrations, which include both political cartoons and column illustrations for the Times Magazine and the New Yorker.

We’re big fans of using everyday objects to create beautiful drawings because it’s such a fun and inclusive form of unique art! Javier Perez and Gilbert Legrand are just two of the many artists we’ve covered who love this artform!

If you like Niemann’s drawing ideas, check out his books on Amazon as well! Read on to see his answers to Bored Panda’s questions about his funny drawings.

More info: christophniemann.com | Facebook | AmazonTumblr | Twitter | Instagram (h/t: demilkedtwistedsifter)

I try to let the object dictate where I’m going,” Cristoph Niemann told Bored Panda. “I pick a random object, put it on my desk and then just start staring at it, desperately hoping that somethings clicks

I try to tackle these images with absolutely no plan regarding the end result. I’m searching for an unusual angle that leads to a visual connection that is surprising for me (and the viewer)

This series started as a very personal side project — I had discovered Instagram and thought it was a nice platform for the visual experiments I often do on the weekends

For most of my regular work (whether it’s a single image, an animation or a story) I come up with a specific idea first, and then try to find the best possible way to get my point across to the reader. This requires a lot of training and routine (drawing, writing and endless rounds of editing)

The more I started working on the Sunday Sketches, I realized it’s a great way to practice the most important skill of a visual artist: being able to look at something long and hard

I wish I could say they are fun to do, but it’s actually a tormenting process: every time I feel like ‘that’s it, it’s too hard — I can’t do it’

Getting nice feedback from readers makes up for the agony though

My idea of art is to have a conversation at eye level with the audience

I always rely on the visual wit of my readers. I’m not interested in sitting on a stage and showing off my artistic skills. The readers have to do the smart thinking — all I’m doing is giving them cues on how put together what they already know in a new and (hopefully) interesting way

Christopher Niemann has released numerous books with his work, which can be found on Amazon

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AudreyRodriguez
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7 years ago

Very creative ! Love it !

Affy
Community Member
7 years ago

Nothing can beat this!! Awesome to the power awesome ♥

Kritika Prakash
Community Member
4 years ago

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Bobcatthing
Community Member
7 years ago

I actually thought those objects were painted too...

RichAllela
Community Member
7 years ago

Incredible....your thought process is a wonder

SabrinaBotticeli
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing! It is your artistic brain,who allow to transform a simple thing in art.

Affy
Community Member
7 years ago

Yeah..it's all about your ability to be creative ♥

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RJazz909
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7 years ago

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KlaudiaKremp
Community Member
7 years ago

criativ!!!

NgọcHiếuHoàng
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing art ! Wow

Rosie Bannister
Community Member
5 years ago

so lovely that i have had to buy the book!

Irene Acosta
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow...I was thinking. If our minds have the capacity to imagine these simple,yet intricate exposes, then why don't we?...You are very creative,Mr.Niemann.

SergioBicerraDescalzi
Community Member
6 years ago

The perfect example of "Thinking outside the box" Love this.

TamásMillok
Community Member
6 years ago

love it:-)

SamuelTétreault
Community Member
6 years ago

This is AMAZING. Outside the box, simple and efficient.

SamuelTétreault
Community Member
6 years ago

This is AMAZING, outside the box, simple and efficient!

weiglworld
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow! It's fantastic!

Imperfekt
Community Member
7 years ago

It doesn't get much more imaginative than this. Makes you want more and more

gila1959
Community Member
7 years ago

Fantastic .realy amazing talent.

IsabellaGroppenbächer
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow, that's genius!

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago

I love his humour and his creative ability for 'seeing' things.

micestro
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful imagery - very creative - kudos to you!!

SameerDohare
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome!!!

GunjanDua
Community Member
7 years ago

What a visualizer! So gifted; the way this man looks at normal things in life is just a blessing.

KurtSeling
Community Member
7 years ago

This imagination - big entertainment !

LABaker
Community Member
7 years ago

Really enjoyed the creativity of this artist, it was funny and a nice surprize...each one!

EmmaArtista
Community Member
7 years ago

Incredibly clever!

BarbaraWelch
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful!

bubuletzzzz
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome!!!

RichardPetch
Community Member
7 years ago

Very clever, thank you.

FiTetsworth
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so imaginatative and creative and funny. Well done. I'm in awe.

LindaThorsen
Community Member
7 years ago

Excellent!

MerleOeselg
Community Member
7 years ago

Vot a creativity and talent!

GiselaTames
Community Member
7 years ago

My favorite is the rhino, can't believe it.

GiselaTames
Community Member
7 years ago

Now, that's what I call extraordinary creativity.

FATINSAEED
Community Member
7 years ago

OMG he is really talented inspiring

SaraMccracken
Community Member
7 years ago

great eye and great imagination!

AngelaMiller
Community Member
7 years ago

Fabulous eye for creativity!

RosemaryTurpin
Community Member
7 years ago

Really cute and clever, but how come I can`t make the counter go any higher than 150? On other items we can - they get over 200!

suzanne2086
Community Member
7 years ago

I just love these. Would love to have a wallful!

susana2012
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful. Each one more so. Makes me smile and laugh.

FrancescoCappello
Community Member
7 years ago

Very, very fun! Love them!

DarleneSassmann
Community Member
7 years ago

Incredible and completely marvelous

SebastienPham
Community Member
7 years ago

Extremely creative and fun!

MeganDepp
Community Member
7 years ago

Great job dovas ... great job Christopher

MarieNovak
Community Member
7 years ago

Love!

DanaHolt
Community Member
7 years ago

Luv it

cest_nayce
Community Member
7 years ago

i love this!! so imaginative! love it! thanks for sharing this

dyana
Community Member
7 years ago

so great!

DefrinaKaban
Community Member
7 years ago

awesomeeeeeee

LornaBurns-Bridges
Community Member
7 years ago

WOW!! What A Creative Brilliant Mind

DiO'malley
Community Member
7 years ago

Must give this a try

TheresaGahagan
Community Member
7 years ago

i love love love this

CeciliaCristolovean
Community Member
7 years ago

really creative!!

bubamara
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome!

ShaktiK.C
Community Member
7 years ago

Creativeness at it's best.

ElisabethUlliac
Community Member
7 years ago

très créatif!!

bori
Community Member
7 years ago

Creative, I like it very much. :)

CherubJaneIrene
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing

GiKu
Community Member
7 years ago

mind blowing ideas!

tigerlily_789
Community Member
7 years ago

cool!!!!

EdSumardi
Community Member
7 years ago

Love them all, especially the man who shave his beard..

MirelaIacob
Community Member
7 years ago

Great ideas. Great imagination!

TangPaul
Community Member
7 years ago

I love it, it's Wonderful and creative, you must be interested in your life around.

HakJunLee
Community Member
7 years ago

unusually creative way of viewing things !!

Nep_Thach
Community Member
7 years ago

Haha awesome - love it

JewelRi
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing!!!^^

EmaSklepic
Community Member
7 years ago

wow! Genious! :D

NancyNapuunoa
Community Member
7 years ago

fabulously creative!!

LeopolLeopol
Community Member
7 years ago

super !

TrinaG-Thomas
Community Member
7 years ago

AWESOME!

RismaSitanggang
Community Member
7 years ago

Oh god this is soooo COOL!!! Man! I wanna be able to draw like this

HervéLeGall
Community Member
7 years ago

Magnifique!! :-))

BoredPandaCancer
Community Member
7 years ago

Does the orange in the first picture represents a hard boner or am I getting too sexual here.

LyndaMarie
Community Member
7 years ago

Yes, you're being too sexual. It represents his belly and belly button. Nothing about it said "erection."

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SophiaTsilidasWirkkala
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7 years ago

JEANius

boredredpanda
Community Member
7 years ago

Incredible! This is so mind-blowingly cool!

motamanx
Community Member
7 years ago

Brilliant.

witono
Community Member
7 years ago

Great artist! Except that the earplug mosquito has 4 pairs of legs.

EndorfinaGołaszewska
Community Member
7 years ago

zaje*&ste !

EndorfinaGołaszewska
Community Member
7 years ago

<3

AudreyRodriguez
Community Member
7 years ago

Very creative ! Love it !

Affy
Community Member
7 years ago

Nothing can beat this!! Awesome to the power awesome ♥

Kritika Prakash
Community Member
4 years ago

Using a splitter 28504315_1...4e49d3.jpg 28504315_1699136836776390_200662652_o-5a92aab4e49d3.jpg

Bobcatthing
Community Member
7 years ago

I actually thought those objects were painted too...

RichAllela
Community Member
7 years ago

Incredible....your thought process is a wonder

SabrinaBotticeli
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing! It is your artistic brain,who allow to transform a simple thing in art.

Affy
Community Member
7 years ago

Yeah..it's all about your ability to be creative ♥

Load More Replies...
RJazz909
Community Member
7 years ago

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice bruh!!!

KlaudiaKremp
Community Member
7 years ago

criativ!!!

NgọcHiếuHoàng
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing art ! Wow

Rosie Bannister
Community Member
5 years ago

so lovely that i have had to buy the book!

Irene Acosta
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow...I was thinking. If our minds have the capacity to imagine these simple,yet intricate exposes, then why don't we?...You are very creative,Mr.Niemann.

SergioBicerraDescalzi
Community Member
6 years ago

The perfect example of "Thinking outside the box" Love this.

TamásMillok
Community Member
6 years ago

love it:-)

SamuelTétreault
Community Member
6 years ago

This is AMAZING. Outside the box, simple and efficient.

SamuelTétreault
Community Member
6 years ago

This is AMAZING, outside the box, simple and efficient!

weiglworld
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow! It's fantastic!

Imperfekt
Community Member
7 years ago

It doesn't get much more imaginative than this. Makes you want more and more

gila1959
Community Member
7 years ago

Fantastic .realy amazing talent.

IsabellaGroppenbächer
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow, that's genius!

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago

I love his humour and his creative ability for 'seeing' things.

micestro
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful imagery - very creative - kudos to you!!

SameerDohare
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome!!!

GunjanDua
Community Member
7 years ago

What a visualizer! So gifted; the way this man looks at normal things in life is just a blessing.

KurtSeling
Community Member
7 years ago

This imagination - big entertainment !

LABaker
Community Member
7 years ago

Really enjoyed the creativity of this artist, it was funny and a nice surprize...each one!

EmmaArtista
Community Member
7 years ago

Incredibly clever!

BarbaraWelch
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful!

bubuletzzzz
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome!!!

RichardPetch
Community Member
7 years ago

Very clever, thank you.

FiTetsworth
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so imaginatative and creative and funny. Well done. I'm in awe.

LindaThorsen
Community Member
7 years ago

Excellent!

MerleOeselg
Community Member
7 years ago

Vot a creativity and talent!

GiselaTames
Community Member
7 years ago

My favorite is the rhino, can't believe it.

GiselaTames
Community Member
7 years ago

Now, that's what I call extraordinary creativity.

FATINSAEED
Community Member
7 years ago

OMG he is really talented inspiring

SaraMccracken
Community Member
7 years ago

great eye and great imagination!

AngelaMiller
Community Member
7 years ago

Fabulous eye for creativity!

RosemaryTurpin
Community Member
7 years ago

Really cute and clever, but how come I can`t make the counter go any higher than 150? On other items we can - they get over 200!

suzanne2086
Community Member
7 years ago

I just love these. Would love to have a wallful!

susana2012
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful. Each one more so. Makes me smile and laugh.

FrancescoCappello
Community Member
7 years ago

Very, very fun! Love them!

DarleneSassmann
Community Member
7 years ago

Incredible and completely marvelous

SebastienPham
Community Member
7 years ago

Extremely creative and fun!

MeganDepp
Community Member
7 years ago

Great job dovas ... great job Christopher

MarieNovak
Community Member
7 years ago

Love!

DanaHolt
Community Member
7 years ago

Luv it

cest_nayce
Community Member
7 years ago

i love this!! so imaginative! love it! thanks for sharing this

dyana
Community Member
7 years ago

so great!

DefrinaKaban
Community Member
7 years ago

awesomeeeeeee

LornaBurns-Bridges
Community Member
7 years ago

WOW!! What A Creative Brilliant Mind

DiO'malley
Community Member
7 years ago

Must give this a try

TheresaGahagan
Community Member
7 years ago

i love love love this

CeciliaCristolovean
Community Member
7 years ago

really creative!!

bubamara
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome!

ShaktiK.C
Community Member
7 years ago

Creativeness at it's best.

ElisabethUlliac
Community Member
7 years ago

très créatif!!

bori
Community Member
7 years ago

Creative, I like it very much. :)

CherubJaneIrene
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing

GiKu
Community Member
7 years ago

mind blowing ideas!

tigerlily_789
Community Member
7 years ago

cool!!!!

EdSumardi
Community Member
7 years ago

Love them all, especially the man who shave his beard..

MirelaIacob
Community Member
7 years ago

Great ideas. Great imagination!

TangPaul
Community Member
7 years ago

I love it, it's Wonderful and creative, you must be interested in your life around.

HakJunLee
Community Member
7 years ago

unusually creative way of viewing things !!

Nep_Thach
Community Member
7 years ago

Haha awesome - love it

JewelRi
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing!!!^^

EmaSklepic
Community Member
7 years ago

wow! Genious! :D

NancyNapuunoa
Community Member
7 years ago

fabulously creative!!

LeopolLeopol
Community Member
7 years ago

super !

TrinaG-Thomas
Community Member
7 years ago

AWESOME!

RismaSitanggang
Community Member
7 years ago

Oh god this is soooo COOL!!! Man! I wanna be able to draw like this

HervéLeGall
Community Member
7 years ago

Magnifique!! :-))

BoredPandaCancer
Community Member
7 years ago

Does the orange in the first picture represents a hard boner or am I getting too sexual here.

LyndaMarie
Community Member
7 years ago

Yes, you're being too sexual. It represents his belly and belly button. Nothing about it said "erection."

Load More Replies...
SophiaTsilidasWirkkala
Community Member
7 years ago

JEANius

boredredpanda
Community Member
7 years ago

Incredible! This is so mind-blowingly cool!

motamanx
Community Member
7 years ago

Brilliant.

witono
Community Member
7 years ago

Great artist! Except that the earplug mosquito has 4 pairs of legs.

EndorfinaGołaszewska
Community Member
7 years ago

zaje*&ste !

EndorfinaGołaszewska
Community Member
7 years ago

<3

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