How to Draw A Pumpkin

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This tutorial will show you how to draw a pumpkin! This big and orange vegetable is really popular on Halloween night. Kids are drawing (or sculpting) horrible faces on pumpkins and, when possible, are also adding a light inside the vegetable. But this tutorial as nothing to do with Halloween. 

It will teach you how to draw a cartoon pumpkin accurately and colorfully! And when you are done with this lesson, you will have the opportunity to add some personality to your drawing or not!

Step 1

How to Draw A Pumpkin

First draw an oval to create the body of your pumpkin. Your shape should be a little bit narrower on each side.

Step 2

How to Draw A Pumpkin

Next, draw two more rectangles to illustrate the little branch on top of the vegetable.

Step 3

How to Draw A Pumpkin

When you are done, refine the outline of the pumpkin to make it more irregular. 

Step 4

How to Draw A Pumpkin

Next, work on the branch on top of your drawing. Like you can see on the image above, the bottom of the branch looks like a feet with several toes. This is one clue that will help us differentiate our pumpkin from another vegetable.

Step 5

How to Draw A Pumpkin

Then, add some lines along the body of your pumpkin. You can also add a small shadow on the branch itself.

Step 6

How to Draw A Pumpkin

Finally, add two shapes on your pumpkin. The first one on the right will create a small highlight. The other one on the left will form a shadow. 

Step 7

How to Draw A Pumpkin

Just add some colors like shown above and you are done! You now have a nice pumpkin ready to be decorate for Halloween. Or simply ready to be slashed and turned into a pie! You choose! Have fun!


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