How To Draw a Pumpkin (Step by Step)


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How To Draw A Pumpkin! Whether it is fall or Halloween, a pumpkin is one of the best things to draw in such a time period. Drawing a pumpkin is not as simple as it looks especially with its ribs which make it seem complex. But in this fun-filled tutorial, you will learn how to draw a pumpkin easily.


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Draw a Pumpkin

Sketching the external texture of pumpkins appears to be a bit labyrinthine, don’t stress. These gourds come in different shapes and sizes, which means you, can draw them anyway.

What’s significant is to figure out how to outline the fundamental shapes before you substance out the subtleties. That is the reason we’ve assembled this bit by bit drawing instructional exercise that will help you learn how to draw a cute pumpkin in a couple of steps.

What You Need:

  • Our pumpkin drawing printables
  • Pencil/Marker
  • Paper
  • Color supplies

How To Draw a Pumpkin Instructions

All new steps in the illustration are indicated with red color to better understand the instructions.

Step 1:

Start your first step by drawing two curved lines. Makes a letter C on the left side and draw an inverted letter C on the right side.

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Step 2:

Draw three arches on the top to connect the upper ends of the curve you drew. Repeat the same thing at the bottom to connect the lower portion with these dome-like structures.

Make sure that the middle arch on the top and the bottom must be wider and more prominently drawn as compared to the other ones.

Step 3:

Here we will start drawing the rib-like section of the pumpkin skin.

Select the central arch and connect one side of the specific arch with the lower arch by drawing slightly curved lines. Repeat the same process starting from the other side of the top middle arch to connect it to the lower arch. It will create an image of ribs on the pumpkin.

Step 4:

Connect the side top arch with the lower side arch with a curved line and repeat the same process on the other side as well. Now you can see the shape of the pumpkin has developed and all ribs have been completed.

Step 5:

It’s time to draw the pumpkin stem. Draw two mini curved lines emerging from the top as mentioned in this illustration.

There are other shapes of stems you may draw. It could be short, wide, thin, tall, or broken off like why not? It’s all depending upon your choice and imagination.

Step 6:

Draw a circle at the top of the stem to complete it.

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Step 7:

We will make the drawing even more detailed by adding a few more arches at the back to make it look even more realistic. Add two similar domes like arches on the back of the pumpkin. One side of it will be connected to the stem.

Step 8:

Add two more small arches starting from the stem on the top right and connect it to the last arch drawn on the front.

Step 9:

Now our pumpkin shape has been completed. Don’t you think it’s looking great?

Don’t forget to add vine emerging from the stem. Draw a spiral-shaped wavy line to complete the overall look of a pumpkin.

Step 10:

Most pumpkins are found in orange or dark yellow colors. Here we will use orange color for the skin and the stem will be kept green.

Congratulations! You have completed how to draw a pumpkin tutorial.

Practice makes a man perfect. Repetition with diligence and seriousness is the key to improvement. You can draw more images of pumpkin in different sizes and shapes to grasp this tutorial.

If you enjoyed learning how to draw a pumpkin, you can check out our other interesting fun-filled tutorials to improve your drawing skills, and make sure to keep coming back and sharing.

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