3 Unusual Art Forms for People Who Cant Paint or Draw


We can’t all be good at drawing or painting, but everyone loves art on some level. If you draw elephants that look like clouds, or paint landscapes that look like jellyfish, these unusual art forms for people  who can’t do art are for you

Turn your house into practical art with upcycling

If the finesse of painting and drawing is what you struggle with, then your specialisms could lie in a more rugged approach to making something beautiful. Saws, sanders, nails and every other tool in your arsenal will be needed for upcycling, but the results can be well worth it.

Upcycling can be as easy  or as difficult as you’d like it to be, but it appeals to more technically-minded people who still want to be involved in art.

These nesting tables from Pinterest have been altered to have maps of the maker’s favourite places in them. A project like this is lower down on the difficulty scale, if you’re looking for a beginner project.


If you’re not impressed with that level of detail then perhaps a table made of old books will fit your home narrative more accurately? This creation is much harder to pull off as it requires you to make books part of a structure- not that easy- whereas the map table was simply repainted with maps inserted under the glass tops.


Play with your food

if upcycling seems too much like hard work to you, then focus on something you do everyday. Food art is something that everyone has no doubt done in some form. In reality, your food art probably looked a little like this:


But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you have access to a camera, you can get to work on some food art that will impress the dinner guests more than ever.

Carl Warner is right at the top of the culinary-art food chain. He’s many a tonne of features of his mesmerising foodscapes, which, while they’ll take much longer than the classic smiley face, the change is palatable.

'Spaghetti Western' by Carl Warner.

‘Spaghetti Western’ by Carl Warner.

Misuse everyday objects

Javier Pérez’s art from everyday objects is the cheapest options of all these. The project, titled Everyday Experiments has drawn massive attention from around the web. To do this, all you need is a pen, paper, and the tat lying around your home.

Admittedly, some drawing skill is needed here, but the main focus of the image is based on the object you pick, making it much easier.


Visit Javier’s portfolio for more info.


Like these alternatives? Let us know if you decide to give them a go!


About Author

Brett Janes is an MA Writing student at LJMU, with close ties to the art community in the NW.

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