How to Draw a Halloween Pumpkin | Jack O Lantern

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how to draw a halloween pumpkin

halloween pumpkin or jack o’lantern is a carved turnip, pumpkin, or other root vegetable lantern, commonly associated with the Halloween holiday. In today’s tutorial, we are going to learn how to draw a halloween pumpkin or jack o lantern.

In this tutorial, we will show you step by step drawing of halloween pumpkin for kids. Especially this tutorial is for kids and beginners. Follow along with us for drawing jack o lantern in 8 easy steps.

Art Materials & Equipment

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Marker
  • Pencil Color
  • Eraser (Erase If Made Mistake)
  • Sharpener (To Sharp Pencil)
  • Compass (Alternative)

About Jack O Lantern

Every year Halloween is celebrated on October 31. One might say that Halloween is the scariest holiday of the year. It’s the one time of year that people actually enjoy getting scared.

jack-o’-lantern (or jack o’lantern) is a carved turnip, pumpkin, or other root vegetable lantern, commonly associated with Halloween. Jack-o’-lanterns carved from pumpkins are a yearly Halloween tradition that developed in the United States when Irish immigrants brought their root vegetable carving tradition with them.

In a jack-o’-lantern, the top of the pumpkin or turnip is cut off to form a lid, the inside flesh is scooped out, and an image; usually a scary or funny face is carved out of the rind to expose the hollow interior. To create the lantern effect, a light source, traditionally a flame such as a candle or a tealight, is placed within before the lid is closed. 

Also Read: How To Draw A Ghost

Steps To Draw Halloween Pumpkin

We try to make our tutorial simple and sweet. You can see the short demo in the image below. And you can follow the stepwise instructions in detail below. Follow the steps below to easily draw a halloween pumpkin step by step.

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Draw a Halloween Pumpkin Step by Step

1Draw Rough Oval

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Draw a Halloween Pumpkin Step 1

We are starting by drawing rough sketches of pumpkin. Draw an oval roughly as shown in the image above. We use our free hand to draw an oval. Use Pencil to draw because we will erase it in further steps.

2Draw Half Pumpkin Outline

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Draw a Halloween Pumpkin Step 2

Now draw a curvy layout of the pumpkin using the rough reference line that we drew in step 1 as in the image above. Here you can use a marker or a pen for drawing a fair part.

3Complete Pumpkin Layout

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Draw a Halloween Pumpkin Step 3

Similarly, the complete half the layout of a pumpkin by drawing a curve using the rough reference line that we drew in step 1 as in the image above. On both the top and bottom make an irregular curvy shape on the pumpkin as in the image above. Here you can use a marker or a pen for drawing a fair part.

4Draw Mouth

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Draw a Halloween Pumpkin Step 4

Now, draw a silly smiley mouth of halloween pumpkin as shown in the figure above. Also, draw two teeth; one at the upper and one at the bottom inside of the mouth as in the image above.

5Draw Jack O’ Lantern Eyes & Nose

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Draw a Halloween Pumpkin Step 5

Let’s make our jack o lantern looks scary. Draw two triangles for making an eye of jack o lantern and then again draw a small triangle at the middle for drawing the nose of jack o lantern as in the image above.

6Draw Pumpkin Ribs

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Draw a Halloween Pumpkin Step 6

Now draw a small line from the curvy edges from both the top and bottom for drawing Halloween pumpkin ribs as in the image above.

7Draw Pumpkin Stem & Vine

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Draw a Halloween Pumpkin Step 7

Then draw two lines from the top and join them for making a stem of a pumpkin as shown in the figure above. Also, draw a dark curvy rounded line for making a pumpkin vine as in the image above.

8Give Scary Look

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Draw a Halloween Pumpkin Step 8

Now let’s give some texture that our halloween pumpkin looks so much scary. Draw a single line on the eyes, nose, and mouth following the layout of the eyes, nose, and mouth simultaneously as in the image above.

Coloring Halloween Pumpkin

After the drawing of a halloween pumpkin is completed we move forward with coloring the halloween pumpkin. For coloring, we had chosen some basic colors. First, we colored orange color to the whole body of pumpkin then we colored yellow color to the light of the pumpkin. And then we colored the stem to dark green color. And for giving a scary look to our jack o lantern, we colored the inner border of eyes nose, and mouth to dark orange. You can fill color according to your wish too.

Color Details:

  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Dark Orange
  • Green
coloring halloween pumpkin
Coloring Halloween Pumpkin

Also Read: How to Draw a Vase

Final Image of Jack O’ Lantern

After coloring, we get a realistic jack-o-lantern. You can use a pencil color(we made it digital).

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Draw a Halloween Pumpkin

Great Job 

Finally, we draw a scary jack-o-lantern and colour it beautifully. I hope you find our tutorial easy and simple. We try our best to make an easy to follow tutorial. Especially, this tutorial is for kids and beginners. Thus, school kids may find our tutorial helpful.

This is how you can draw a halloween pumpkin easily with a stepwise tutorial for kids. Comment below if you find our tutorial helpful and suggest “NAME” if you have any requests or you have any problems while drawing it.

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