How to draw a pumpkin
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!
First draw an oval to create the body of your pumpkin. Your shape should be a little bit narrower on each side.
Next, draw two more rectangles to illustrate the little branch on top of the vegetable.
When you are done, refine the outline of the pumpkin to make it more irregular.
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.
Then, add some lines along the body of your pumpkin. You can also add a small shadow on the branch itself.
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.
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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