I am not artistic.
I can barely manage stick figures, except for that one time when I drew this one beautiful line picture, but that was it.
And yet … doodling and drawing ideas can genuinely lead to good things in your game.
Maps are a great example. You can start just drawing a random map, adding in some stuff here and there. While it most likely won’t be publication-worthy, one aspect of it might spark an idea, and that idea could turn into an awesome night for your players.
If you are more artistically inclined, you could draw characters and monsters, and their quirks and traits could give you ideas.
Give it a shot!
Interview with the Old Mage – Mages&Sages by Ed Greenwood ep3 – Sage Advice
Huge sale on D&D Art & Arcana on Amazon right now! – Sage Advice
DMs it’s OK if you aren’t comfortable doing funny voices – Sage Advice
D&D5e and the Inspiration Economy – Dyson’s Dodecahedron
Things You Didn’t Know About D&D 5E: Warlocks and their Patrons – Dungeon Master’s Workshop
Ravnica Revealed: The Guildmaster’s Toolbox – DMsGuild – $2.99
100 Magical Items (and Where to Find Them) – DMsGuild – $2.00
Adventure Anthology II – (bundle) – DMsGuild – $12.95
Ancestral Weapons – DMsGuild – $3.95
Now get out there and tell a story!