Learn how to draw stacked pumpkins and make them look like a snowman. A hat and branches complete the look.
Stacked Pumpkin Drawing
Students can add a little twist to their Halloween projects by learning how to draw stacked pumpkins. Inspired by the classic snowman shape, it starts with a large, medium and small pumpkin and finishes with a fun hat and two arms.
It only takes a few little touches to make those pumpkins look a little more real. A couple of curves along the bottom, and wrinkle lines that extend up, will add some extra dimension.
Lastly, when drawing those branch arms, be sure to make them very thin curvy and thin. That’s what makes them look like branches, instead of just wooden sticks.
Getting Started with Drawing Guides
The best way to get students off to a good start to any drawing lesson is to show them how to use guides as a reference point.
You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this website have a dashed vertical line and horizontal line running through the center of each step. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow.
For instance, as seen in Step 1 below, this sketch starts with a large C shape that fills almost the bottom half of the paper. Those lines will help students scale their large, medium and small pumpkins.
When students get their drawing off to a good start, there’s a better chance of them feeling successful by the time they are done. Drawing skills are all about getting the size and placement of lines on paper. Having some visual reference point to get started, will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate.
So does that mean students need to get out a ruler to draw a big line down the center of their paper before they start? No, that will most likely be hard to erase and distract from any finished art. Instead, they simply fold the sheet of paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The beauty is that by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will disappear.
And now, on to the pumpkin drawing project.
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Stacked Pumpkins Coloring Page
Materials for Drawing Pumpkins
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.
Stacked Pumpkins Coloring Page
Directions to Draw a Stacked Pumpkin
Time needed: 40 minutes.
How to Draw Stacked Pumpkins Step by Step
- Draw a large curved U shape.
- Add a medium U shape above the large one.
- Add a small U shape on top.
- Draw a curved brim.
- Add a pointy hat top.
- Draw a face and pumpkin wrinkle lines.
- Add branch arms and some pumpkins.
- Fill the sky with clouds and bats.
- Trace with a marker and color.