How to Draw a Pumpkin

Four Methods:A Traditional PumpkinA Cartoon PumpkinAn Alternative Cartoon PumpkinA Simple Pumpkin

Have you always wanted to draw pumpkins for Halloween, but messed up every single time? You'll never mess up if you just read this article!

Method 1
A Traditional Pumpkin

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    Draw an oblong shape that almost fits three fourths of the page.
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    Draw two rectangles in the middle with their upper and base lines extended till it reaches the sides of the circle.
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    Draw curves from the midpoints or cross-sections as indicated, making many large Cs that looks like revolving from left to right.
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    Draw the stem of pumpkin fruit by adding details.
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    Draw the leaves and curling vines that resemble like a real pumpkin.
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    Trace with a pen and erase unnecessary lines.
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    Color to your liking!

Method 2
A Cartoon Pumpkin

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    Draw an oblong shape that almost fits three fourths of the page.
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    Draw the stem and curves at the upper part of the oblong.
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    Draw the curves by emphasizing the details in a pumpkin. Make lines that go from the bottom to near the middle or bottom of the oblong.
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    Trace with a pen and erase unnecessary lines. Include details for the pumpkin.
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    Refine and color the drawing as you like!

Method 3
An Alternative Cartoon Pumpkin

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    Draw a circle sitting on an oval.
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    Draw even more ovals to define the profile of the pumpkin stalk.
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    Draw more semicircles around the circle to define the ridges of the pumpkin.
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    Draw more circles to define the eyes of the pumpkin. Draw squares to define the teeth and semicircles to define the mouth of the pumpkin.
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    Darken the lines and start drawing the curves and ridges.
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    Clean-up all the guide strokes and color the pumpkin.

Method 4
A Simple Pumpkin

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    Draw a horizontal oval for the pumpkin with vertical ovals to define the ridges of the pumpkin..
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    Make the basic shapes for the eyes, nose and the mouth.
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    Draw w-shaped zigzag lines over the guideline of the mouth to define the teeth.
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    Sketch out the ridges of the pumpkin.
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    Create the hat for the pumpkin with ovals to define the curves of the hat.
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    Start sketching out the hat with more line work.
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    Start working more in detail and begin coloring the drawing.
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    Make the pumpkin face look like a cut out by adding more shades for depth and add an illusion of the pumpkin with a lamp inside.
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    Add more depth to the illustration by putting in shadows and creases.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser gum
  • Colored pencils, crayons, markers or watercolors

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Categories: Drawing Shapes and Forms