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!
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!
5 Tips To Make Your Haunted House Drawing Even Better!
Get ready to scare up some great artwork with these tips for your haunted house sketch!
For this haunted house drawing, we kept the windows pretty blank, but you could add some details to them. One of the best ways to do this would be by adding some spooky faces looking out!
These details could also be as simple as adding cracks or cobwebs onto the windows. What other scary details can you think of?
This drawing of a haunted house already looks quite atmospheric, but you could make it look even more so! There are some easy and effective ways you could do this.
In scary settings, you will often see layers of clouds obscuring the moon. That would be great to add to this drawing! You could also make the moon look larger and more imposing for another idea.
What other weather effects could you add?
We kept the focus on the house itself for this haunted house sketch, but you could extend the design a bit. One place to start would be by drawing a twisty path coming from the front door.
That way you could also draw a spooky front yard that could even have some gravestones in it! If you have the space on your page, don’t be afraid to extend the house as much as you please.
This haunted house we have created would also make a great picture for a spooky Halloween card. You could do this by drawing the house on some hard cardboard and then folding it over.
Then, you could add some text, write a message inside and then have your card ready for whoever you would like to give it to!
You can also make your haunted house drawing even spookier with the right art tools and mediums. One fun idea would be to use a light wash of white paint.
If used in the right places, this would make it look like there is a blanket of mist covering the base of the house. Don’t be shy about experimenting with colors and art tools!
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.
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