There are many fun holidays throughout the year, from the festive fun of Christmas, the egg-filled fun of Easter and the family fun of Thanksgiving.
Halloween is one of the most fun out of all of them, and it’s certainly the spookiest! This holiday is all about cool costumes, scary decorations and tons of candy.
One of the best ways to get into the Halloween move is by learning how to draw Halloween stuff!
This is the perfect guide for anyone wanting some spooky drawing fun!
We hope you have a spooktacular time with this step-by-step guide on how to draw Halloween.
How to Draw Halloween – Let’s get Started!
What could be more Halloween than a jack-o-lantern wearing a witch hat? If you answered “nothing” then you’re correct!
That is exactly what we will be drawing for this first step of our guide on how to draw Halloween.
You can start by drawing a small square shape, and then draw another square around it. This will serve as the buckle of the band around the witch hat.
Then we can start with the rim of the witch hat! You can use some curved lines for the rim of the hat, and then draw them curving inward for the bottom of the rim.
The reference image will show you what we mean if that sounds confusing, so once you have replicated the lines in our example then you’re ready to go to step 2.
Step 2 – Next, start drawing the rest of the hat and the pumpkin outline
Now we can start to draw more of the hat and begin the pumpkin for your Halloween drawing. Let’s start with the hat first!
Use some straight lines coming horizontally off the buckle for the strap around the hat. Then you can use some curved and wavy lines for the tip of the hat bending over on itself.
Now it’s time to start the pumpkin! Start by drawing some twisty lines coming down from inside the hat for one of the vines of the pumpkin.
Then, use a rounded line for the left-hand side of the pumpkin, and then add a small leaf at the base.
Step 3 – Now, draw the other side of the pumpkin
In this third step of our guide on how to draw Halloween, we will be drawing the other side of the pumpkin. This side will look very similar to the one on the left, with just a few differences.
First, draw another twisty vine coming down from this side, and you can add a leaf to this vine for one of those differences.
The rest of this side will be pretty much the same as the other side, so use a curved line for the right side of the pumpkin and add another leaf at the base.
Step 4 – Next, draw the face and segments of the pumpkin
It wouldn’t be much of a jack-o-lantern without the face, so we shall be adding that in this part of the Halloween drawing.
The face is composed of the eyes, nose and grinning mouth, and as you can see in the reference image these will all be drawn with very angular lines to make them look carved.
You can also draw some lines in the interior of these shapes to make them look like they’re carved into the thick pumpkin.
Then, finish off this step by adding some curved lines for the segments of the pumpkin. There are just have a few final details to add in the next step, so let’s move on!
Step 5 – Now, finish off your Halloween drawing
In this step of our guide on how to draw Halloween, we will be finishing off some final touches to make it look even better.
The details we are adding will be subtle yet effective! Add some thin lines onto the hat for some shading detail, and then add some more to the underside of the hat.
Then you’re ready to move on to the final step! Before you do, you could also add some details of your own to finish it off.
There is a lot you can do here, and this is your chance to show what your perfect Halloween setup is! You could draw some candy, decorations or spooky ghosts and ghouls for a few ideas. How will you finish off this drawing?
Step 6 – Finish off your Halloween drawing with some color
This step of your Halloween drawing will be all about bringing it to life with some color! We used some orange, greens, greys and browns for our image, but these colors are just a suggestion.
There are so many incredible colors you could go for, and this is your chance to unleash your Halloween creativity!
Depending on the kinds of colors you would like, you can also play around with various art mediums to achieve them.
For brighter colors, you could use some acrylic paints or colored pens and markers for a few suggestions.
More muted tones can be achieved with some mediums such as colored pencils or watercolors, so there are many options at your disposal! What colors and mediums will you use to finish off this image?
Do this to take your Halloween drawing to the next level
There is nothing spooky about these tips we have for this Halloween sketch.
There are so many details to admire on this Halloween drawing we have created together, but we could add even more around it!
A pumpkin is a common sight on Halloween, but you could add many more decorations.
These could include some fake bats, snakes and other creepy creatures. Or you could add some cobwebs and skulls.
These are just a few ideas for some smaller decorations you could add, but what else can you think of?
Once you have added these smaller decorations, you could then add some bigger ones. There are so many different ghouls and creepy characters that are common to see around this scary holiday.
You could draw some ghosts, zombies or even a skeleton rising from the ground. These could be made to look like fake versions, but maybe they could even be real!
It all depends on the kind of scene you would like to create here.
What are some other creeps that would make this drawing of Halloween even more wonderfully creepy?
Next, it would be fun to finish off this Halloween sketch by adding the rest of the background. We have added lots of decorations, so now it’s time to decide where this Halloween setup is.
It could be in front of a house for trick or treaters to admire. Or, maybe this could be in a spooky graveyard with ghosts and ghouls frolicking around.
There are so many background ideas to choose from, so what will you go for?
Finally, the colors you choose will have a big impact on the kind of feeling you want to create. We shall cover a few more options for this Halloween drawing!
First, if you want a colder, spookier feeling then you can keep the colors lighter while using mediums like colored pencils or watercolors.
For a more vibrant feel, colored pens, markers and paints would be a great alternative to make the colors pop.
Your Halloween Drawing is Complete!
You have reached the end of this guide on how to draw Halloween, and you have a super spooky image to show for it!
We hope that this guide made it fun and easy for you to capture the spirit of Halloween in a creative way.
Our goal with this guide was to make it so that drawing this picture wouldn’t be a scary experience for you at all!
Now you get to be in charge as you add your own final details, elements and additions to the mix.
We mentioned a few ideas you could go for earlier on such as drawing some more Halloween decorations and characters, but what else can you think of to finish off this picture?
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