There’s something about spooky things and the paranormal that is fascinating to many people.
Whether it’s a scary movie or a spooky Halloween party, many people are obsessed with all things ghostly!
Nothing signifies the thought of spooky ghosts more than a haunted house, and around Halloween time many want to learn how to draw a haunted house themselves.
If you would like to get into the spooky spirit with your own haunted abode, then be sure to read on!
This step-by-step guide on how to draw a haunted house will have you drawing a spooky house without screaming in terror!
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- How to Draw A Haunted House – Let’s Get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Next, draw a roof and the moon
- Step 3 – Now, draw some house details and a front door
- Step 4 – Next, draw some windows
- Step 5 – Draw some side sections of your haunted house drawing now
- Step 6 – Next, draw some scary details
- Step 7 – Finish off the drawing with some more spooky details
- Step 8 – Now finish off your haunted house drawing with some color
- Your Haunted House Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw A Haunted House – Let’s Get Started!
For this first step of our guide on how to draw a haunted house, you will need a ruler along with your favorite drawing tool.
Once you have those ready, you can draw a horizontal line that will form the base of your haunted house.
Then, draw two vertical lines that are very slightly diagonally leaning outward. Finally, use a line over the top of these lines for the top of the house.
This top line should extend a little bit past the vertical lines, as seen in our reference image.
Step 2 – Next, draw a roof and the moon
You will be adding a roof in this step of your haunted house drawing. To do this, first draw a long, thin rectangle along the top of the house.
Then, draw two more straight lines going diagonally inwards on top of that rectangle. You can then draw a short horizontal line connecting these two.
Then, we shall be adding a chimney on top. This will be drawn with two short vertical lines with a small rectangle on top of them.
The last thing to do in this step is to draw a circle above the right-hand side of the house to make a spooky moon for your image.
Step 3 – Now, draw some house details and a front door
For this next step of our guide on how to draw a haunted house, we shall be adding a front door and some details to the house.
The door is pretty simple, and you can draw it with a fairly basic rectangle. Then, you can draw some simple shapes above and below the door for some extra detailing.
Then, draw a row of small triangular shapes underneath the roof for some spooky detailing.
Finally, you can draw a square with a triangle on top of it inside the roof outline.
Step 4 – Next, draw some windows
For most house drawings you would use simple rectangles and squares for windows, but that won’t cut it for your haunted house drawing!
The windows inside the house will be rectangular in shape, but the top lines of the windows will be drawn with jagged lines.
Then, you can draw another window inside the section you drew into the roof in the previous step.
Step 5 – Draw some side sections of your haunted house drawing now
We will continue to build onto your house in this step of our guide on how to draw a haunted house.
Using your ruler, you can draw some vertical lines for walls and then add a similar roof to the one you drew for the main house using your ruler.
Step 6 – Next, draw some scary details
The goal of this haunted house drawing is to have it look as scary and haunted as possible, so we shall start adding these kinds of details for this step!
First, you can draw some small rectangle shapes throughout the house to make it look a bit more dilapidated.
For these rectangles, you may want to draw them free-hand and make them look more irregular.
Then, draw some rough square shapes without top lines into the roof to further create this effect!
Step 7 – Finish off the drawing with some more spooky details
Before you start adding some color to your haunted house drawing, you can first add some final details.
First, use some curvy lines around the moon to make the appearance of bats in the night sky. Then, draw some gangly black trees with some bushes at their base at the side of the house.
Which other details will you add to your haunted house?
Step 8 – Now finish off your haunted house drawing with some color
A big aspect of you can create some atmosphere for your haunted house will be with the colors that you use.
For that reason, we shall close off this guide on how to draw a haunted house with some colors! As you can see in our reference image, we used some more muted purples, greys and blues to color our picture in.
We also added some dashes of brighter color with yellow for the moon and windows.
The art mediums you use will also be helpful with creating a mood for your image. If I were coloring this in, I would use some watercolor paints for a more muted and moody look to the image.
If you use a brighter art medium it will also look great, though!
Your Haunted House Drawing is Complete!
We really hope that this step-by-step guide on how to draw a haunted house wasn’t too scary for you to take on!
Our goal with this guide was to show you how you can create a very effective haunted house drawing with some fairly simple linework and detailing.
We hope that this guide showed you how easy and fun it can be to create this image!
Now that you have mastered this guide, you’re ready to create an amazing picture for Halloween or to have a spooky fun time no matter the time of year!
You could even add more elements like some ghosts and werewolves to the image for some extra scary fun.
We hope that you will join us for more drawing fun on our website! We have tons of awesome drawing guides like this one for you to enjoy.
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