Here at Bored Panda, we showcase some of the finest artists and creative spirits the world has ever known, all for your viewing pleasure and esthetic education. You could write poems about the artists’ detailed paintings and life-like renderings of what’s most beautiful in this world. However, a drawing doesn’t have to be detailed and realistic to be esthetic.
The Poorly Drawn Animals account on Twitter is exactly what it says on the tin. It is chock-full of amusing, funny, weird, and beautiful (if very simplistic) drawings of animals from photos. Here are the pictures featured on the account that we thought were the most interesting and worth your attention. So get your scrolling finger ready, upvote your favorites, and drop us a line with your thoughts somewhere in the comments.
We’re pretty sure these simple silly drawings will make you smile, brighten up your day, and may leave you giggling like a little kid. And we hope this will inspire you to do your own poor drawings of animals. So here’s a small challenge for all of you Pandas out there: find a photo of a panda (or any other animal) that you like, do a poor drawing of it, and upload it in the comments or send it to our email! We absolutely can’t wait to see what you drew.
The Poorly Drawn Animals Twitter account has more than 40,300 followers and most drawings uploaded there get hundreds of retweets and thousands of likes. Poorly Drawn Animals also has an Instagram page with 896 followers, however, it appears to exist only to redirect people to their Twitter account.
“Draw Animals and submit it with the image you tried to draw! Posting the worst pictures of Animals,” is what Poorly Drawn Animals exclaims in its bio. Now, we don’t know about you, but the word ‘worst’ here seems a tiny bit ambiguous and, in our opinion, can probably be interpreted to mean ‘best,’ ‘most wonderful,’ or ‘most ravishing’ — at least when taking into account how much we enjoyed looking at these drawings.
Some people believe that they weren’t born to be artists, but the fact is, everyone can learn to draw (even though some find it slightly easier to improve than others). What’s more, drawing has a lot of benefits. Julianna Marie Wells from Columbus State University writes on Odyssey that drawing helps us with our coordination and ability to visualize the world in our minds.
Furthermore, while drawing, both the left and right sides of our brains get some much needed ‘exercise,’ while our capabilities to concentrate, analyze our surroundings, and to develop our so-called artist’s ‘eye’ all improve.
Lastly, drawing’s fun, so stop thinking about the benefits and just enjoy yourself. So grab a pencil, pen, or anything else nearby and start scribbling, dear Pandas. We still want to see your poorly drawn animals!