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How to Draw a Cornucopia

Learn how to draw a Cornucopia with this easy step by step tutorial. It makes for a lovely still life drawing with lots of fall colors.

How to Draw a Cornucopia
How to Draw a Cornucopia

A cornucopia is a symbol of plenty consisting of a goat’s horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and more. And as the season of thanks draws closer, it is a nice to time be thankful for what we have, especially if it is more than what we need.

That being said, a cornucopia has lots of little elements to it, and the best way to approach drawing one is with layers. Students first draw what I call the basket in the back, then the largest pumpkin, then medium and so on. For that reason, remind your students before and during to draw LIGHTLY. It kind of goes against their nature at a young age, but with practice, can be done. All the required layers in this drawing mean that lots of inside lines will need to be erased. Light ones will be about a thousand times easier to remove than dark ones.


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Time needed: 35 minutes.

How to Draw a Cornucopia

  1. Draw an oval ring. Add a cone to the side.

  2. Draw rings inside the cone as shown.

  3. Start the first pumpkin. Erase inside.

  4. Add a stem and curved lines.

  5. Draw a small pumpkin in front. Erase lines.

  6. Add a sunflower to the side.

  7. Draw another pumpkin and an apple.

  8. Draw small items and add curves in ring.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

More Fall Drawing Projects

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How to Draw a Turkey
How to Draw a Cute Turkey
How to Draw a Fall Tree
How to Draw Three Pumpkins
How to Draw Pumpkin Pie

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