Drawing in a Dream – Meaning and Symbolism

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To draw in a dream
If you are dreaming of drawing something, that symbolizes hope. You have probably given up on something that you wanted because it seemed to you that you don’t have a chance of achieving it. This dream is a sign to continue fighting on because your effort will not be in vain. That is especially true if you are thinking of dropping out of school or college.

To see someone else drawing
When you are dreaming of other people drawing something, that symbolizes worry. You are constantly afraid that something bad will happen and that things will start going differently from what you are expecting. You would like to be able to relax like other people from your surroundings, but you are not successful in it.

To stop drawing
Dreaming of drawing something and then stopping means that you need a change. Nothing you do makes you happy or gives you a feeling of passion and desire for improvement. Everyday obligations have become boring to you and you can’t wait to get over with them. You will start thinking of doing something in your free time that interested you in the past since it was giving you the strength to fight off a monotone routine.

A dream in which you see that someone else has stopped drawing means that you have an enemy. It is possible that your colleague from work is trying to sabotage you, in order to take over your job or make progress in their career. Luckily, you will not let them do it.

To learn how to draw
If you are dreaming of learning how to draw, it means that you need a change. You have fallen into a rut, so it seems to you that your life has been reduced to a few things that you don’t even enjoy. You would like to travel somewhere in order to recharge your batteries, but your financial situation and many obligations are not letting you do that at the moment. Try to find ‘a punching bag’ for your frustrations. Dedicate your attention to a hobby or start being physically active during the day.

If you see someone else learning how to draw in your dream, it means that it is time to give up from something that doesn’t bring you either material or moral satisfaction. You are wasting your time and nerves on things that will not change or people who are not willing to act differently.

A dream in which someone is teaching you to draw suggests that you could get an idea that might bring you a lot of money in the near future. You have been thinking for a while what you could do to achieve the things you want without a lot of effort, and now, you will finally succeed.

To dream of kids drawing
This dream can have multiple meanings, depending on the period in life that you are currently in. If a younger man or woman dreams of children drawing, it means that you have the need to have a child. You are probably in a phase when parental instincts are kicking in.

If you have overcome that phase a long time ago, this dream can symbolize regret for missed opportunities in the past. It is possible that you refused some job or offer out of fear of failure, even though your life would be completely different now, so you are sorry because of it.

To draw a portrait
If you are dreaming of drawing a portrait, it means that you feel good in your skin. You are finally satisfied with your physical appearance, job or emotive situation. You radiate positive energy that draws attention wherever you go. If you are single at the moment, everything could change in the following period.

When you are dreaming of drawing a portrait of a stranger, it means that you will be in the company of interesting people who will amaze you with their attitudes and views on life. You will realize that you have been looking at things from a wrong perspective for too long, so you will decide to change some habits to make your life better.

If, however, you are drawing a portrait of someone you know, your subconsciousness is warning you that it is time to honestly say how you feel. It is possible that you are trying to hide a crush for a colleague or friend that you have known for a long time. On the other hand, you might be hiding that you disagree with most of someone’s attitudes and that you don’t feel good in their company.

To dream that someone is drawing your portrait
If you are dreaming of a stranger drawing your portrait, it means that you are too worried about what people think of you. You are questioning every decision, not because of yourself, but because you are afraid of how people from your surroundings will react. It is possible that you are not even aware of the burden you are carrying and the fact that you are losing your identity. You can’t make everyone like you, so relax and live the way you find most fitting.

A dream in which your portrait is being drawn by someone you know means that that person will tell you good news. They might be getting married, expecting a baby or starting to work on a good job position. Anyhow, the information you will get will gladden you a lot.

Interpretations of dreams depend on the object you are drawing with, as well. Everything written above is applied to drawing with a pencil. If you are dreaming of drawing with charcoal or you see someone using that technique in your dream, it means that you should look at life more positively. Make an effort to enjoy more and worry less.

If you are dreaming of drawing with ink, that symbolizes uncertainty regarding your own knowledge and skills. You are afraid of not being capable enough to do a job that you currently have, so you believe that someone might take your position. Ask yourself if anyone would pay you if they thought that you don’t deserve it. Work on your self-esteem because the only person you could jeopardize thinking like that is you.

If, however, you are dreaming of drawing with chalk, it means that the lack of experience will put you in trouble. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice if you don’t know how to do something by yourself. It is good to be able to learn on your own mistakes, but why wouldn’t you eliminate them if you can.

Drawing with crayons means that deep down you are still a child, which is a very positive trait. However, don’t act childishly when you are at work because superiors value maturity and initiative more than your talent to entertain people around you.

Meanings of dreams can be simpler. If you do something that requires drawing, that has definitely made an impression on you. Another possibility is that you have observed others while they were drawing which has affected your subconsciousness.