A Halloween pumpkin, often referred to as a jack-o’-lantern, is a lantern created by carving a turnip, pumpkin, or other root vegetable. It is a common symbol associated with the Halloween holiday. In today’s tutorial, we will learn how to draw a Halloween pumpkin or jack-o’-lantern.
In this tutorial, we will provide a step-by-step guide for drawing a Halloween pumpkin for kids and beginners. Follow along with us as we go through 8 simple steps to sketch our own jack-o’-lantern.
Art Materials & Equipment
- Pencil Color
- Eraser (Erase If Made Mistake)
- Sharpener (To Sharp Pencil)
- Compass (Alternative)
Steps To Draw Halloween Pumpkin
Halloween is celebrated annually on October 31. Many consider it to be the spookiest holiday of the year. It’s a unique time when people actively seek out and enjoy being scared.
You can preview the process in the image below and then follow the detailed step-by-step instructions provided. Follow the steps below to easily draw a halloween pumpkin step by step.
Draw Rough Oval
To begin, create a rough sketch of the pumpkin by drawing an oval shape, as illustrated in the image above. It’s advisable to use a pencil at this stage since we’ll be erasing and refining the shape in subsequent steps.
Draw Half Pumpkin Outline
Next, sketch the curvy outline of the pumpkin up to half, following the rough reference line you drew in step 1, as shown in the image above. For this part, you can use a marker or a pen to outline a more defined shape.
Complete Pumpkin Layout
Following the same method, complete half of the pumpkin’s outline by drawing a curvy shape along the rough reference line you created in step 1, as demonstrated in the image above. Make irregular curves at both the top and bottom of the pumpkin to give it a more natural look. For this step, you can continue to use a marker or a pen for a cleaner outline.
Now, add a playful, smiling mouth to your Halloween pumpkin, just like the one shown in the figure above. Inside the mouth, draw two teeth, one at the upper part and one at the bottom, following the image.
Draw Jack O’ Lantern Eyes & Nose
To give your jack-o’-lantern a scary appearance, draw two triangles to create the eyes of the jack-o’-lantern. Additionally, draw a small triangle in the middle for the nose, as demonstrated in the image above. These features will add a spooky character to our pumpkin.
Draw Pumpkin Ribs
To complete the look of your Halloween pumpkin, draw small lines extending from the curvy edges at both the top and bottom. These lines represent the pumpkin’s ribs, as shown in the image above. This adds an authentic pumpkin texture to your drawing.
Draw Pumpkin Stem & Vine
Next, draw two lines from the top and connect them to create the stem of the pumpkin, following the figure above. Additionally, draw a dark, curvy rounded line to represent a pumpkin vine, as depicted in the image. These details complete the pumpkin’s features.
Give Scary Look
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
Once you’ve finished drawing your Halloween pumpkin, it’s time to move on to coloring. We’ve selected some basic colors for this step, but feel free to use your own color choices if you prefer.
First, we colored the whole body of the pumpkin orange. Then we added yellow for the light inside the pumpkin. We also colored the stem dark green. To give our jack-o’-lantern a scary look, we colored the inner borders of the eyes, nose, and mouth dark orange. You can fill in the colors according to your preferences as well.
- Dark Orange
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).
Our Masterpiece is Ready
We’ve successfully drawn a scary jack-o’-lantern and colored it beautifully. We hope you found our tutorial easy to follow and straightforward.
This stepwise tutorial provides an easy way to draw a Halloween pumpkin for kids. If you found this tutorial helpful or have any requests or encounter difficulties while drawing, please feel free to leave a comment below. Your feedback is appreciated, and we’re here to assist with any questions or requests you may have.