Learn how to make an easy Halloween drawing with just a marker and crayons. Careful coloring will make a striking silhouette.
A sunset silhouette always makes for a colorful drawing, but if you add in a few Halloweenish elements, then you get a fun seasonal project as well.
One of the great thing about drawing a silhouette like this is that it’s so easy to fix little oops-es. Not happy with how your cat looks? Turn it into a bush. Thinking your tree looks too thin? Add more black to thicken it up.
Whatever students end up drawing, just make sure they know that the drama of their black shapes against the colorful sky depends on how well they fill in the black. Scribbles will only take away from the contrast, which is what makes this kind of work so fun to look at.
And teachers, DO try to provide newer-ish markers so that students can get a really black color. It always pained me to see some struggling with worn out ones as they are doing all the work for a fraction of the impact. Budget permitting of course, and you have my sympathy if your budget is whatever is in your wallet. I’ve been there. 🙁
- How to Draw a Halloween Sunset (click to download a PDF)
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
Time needed: 30 minutes.
How to Draw a Halloween Sunset
- Draw a ground and tree line.
- Add some large branches.
- Add smaller branches.
- Draw owls and add lines.
- Draw a simple house shape.
- Add a window and roof details.
- Draw a cat, pumpkin and bats.
- Fill the drawing with black marker.
- Color the sky with crayons.