Pumpkin drawing for six and seven-year olds is a LOT different than those a few years older. Focusing on drawing symmetrical shapes takes lots of practice.
Pumpkins just have it all when it comes to art projects. The built in ridges help show off their dimension so they don’t look like flat circles, and the bright orange color adds a “pop” no matter what. I like this simple combination of oval shapes, and using orange AND yellow for coloring. It’s an easy formula to follow that results in much more dynamic work of art. So much more so than if students just went the usual route of solid orange.
- Draw a Simple Pumpkin PDF Tutorial (Click to view and download)
- Drawing paper
- Black permanent marker, I like the chisel tip for fat lines
- Crayola Twistables Slick Stix, or oil pastels
- Fold the paper in half twice to get the guide lines.
- Follow the tutorial to draw the pumpkin in pencil.
- Trace the pumpkin with a thick black marker.
- Color the pumpkin with the orange, taking care to leave a skinny strip in the middle white.
- Fill in the sections with the yellow. Note: The Slick Stix are wonderfully bright, but they do no blend with each other. To do that, you need regular oil pastels.
- Finish coloring the drawing. For extra dimension on the leaves and stem, try using a combination of light and dark green.
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