How To Draw On Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw on Google Docs.

How To Draw On Google Docs

Google Docs is a powerful word-processing tool, but are you aware that it can do more than just type words? With the right tools, you can actually draw all sorts of things in Google Docs.

This can be helpful if you want to create diagrams or illustrations to go along with your writing. It can also be used to create flowcharts or shapes you can use to emphasize certain text.

This is all possible because of the Google Drawing tool. This tool allows users to scribble drawings and add pre-existing shapes. The tool comes with a variety of customization options as well as the option to add text to any object.

In this guide, we will show you how to draw on Google Docs with the built-in drawing tools.

How to Add a Drawing in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to add a drawing in Google Docs.

Step 1

To add a new drawing to Google Docs, select Insert > Drawing > New.

Step 2

You should now see a pop-up with a checkered area and a toolbar above it.

Click on the Scribble option to start drawing with your cursor.

In the example below, I was able to create a basic triangle shape with my cursor.

Step 3

You can click on the object to resize its size, length, and width. You may also rotate the object any number of degrees,

Step 4

The tool also has various pre-made shapes to choose from.

Clicking on any shape will add it to the drawing area.

Step 5

We can change the fill color and border color of any object.

Step 6

Double-clicking on an object will allow you to type into it as if it was a text box.

You also have access to most text formatting options in the toolbar.

Step 7

Click on Save and Close once you are satisfied with your drawing.

The drawing will now be inserted into your document.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to draw on Google Docs.

You may make a copy of this example document to test it out on your own.