How To Draw A Pumpkin

Today, let’s learn how to draw a pumpkin but we’ll make it “extra” cute using our kawaii art style.

All you need is a pen, paper and a little bit of your own creativity. Everyone can draw a cute little pumpkin! It’s easier than it looks and is super fun too!

Once you’ve created get the body of the pumpkin, you might want to try a few neat face variations. Are there any Jack-o-lanterns that you’ve carved before? If so, you can try and re-create the face on this pumpkin!

Let’s get started!

Did You Know?
Pumpkins are actually a fruit.
Pumpkin is also a squash
Pumpkin seeds taste great roasted


Art Supplies

Here’s a list of coloring supplies we recommend to use, however, feel free to use whatever you can find around the house!

If you are already a fan of a particular marker/coloring brand you may want to check out a few of our other guides such for popular brands such as Ohuhu markers, Artzea and Prismacolor markers.

Otherwise, just pick whatever coloring tools you have around the house (crayons, markers, pencil crayons etc.) and just have some fun!

A Few Tips Before You Start Drawing

  • The first few steps are the inside of the pumpkin body, so don’t make them too wide! Just follow along step by step and you’ll get it : )

Let’s Draw A Kawaii Pumpkin – Step By Step

Step 1: Let’s start with the front part of the pumpkin by doing a long C-like curve on the left portion.
Step 2: Do the same on the right side to close the figure.
Step 3: On each side, allot a little space so we can start drawing the leaves. Add a slightly wavy, downward stroke to begin.
Step 4: Complete the formation of the leaves on each side. Add the thick vein in the middle (midrib) of each leaf and the outer shape, as seen above.
Step 5: Now for the eyes! Draw two, big round circles on each side of the pumpkin’s edge/line.

In each eye, draw two circles inside – one big, one small. They will remain white as you shade the rest of the circle black.
Step 6: Add the open mouth in between the lower middle part of the eyes. Draw a curve line inside to make the tongue.

On top of each eye, draw a small oval to mark the eyebrows.
Step 7: We’re now going to add more pumpkin volume. Add some ‘ribs’ on each side of the face. Notice that the left rib portion is curved higher than the right side and this is just fine. End your strokes at the bottom with an inward curve. Remember not to write on the leaves.
Step 8: Add another set of ribs on each side, as shown above. Quick note the the top portion of the right side has a little space that will be closed by the next step.
Step 9: Start drawing the stem above the pumpkin. Make two twirls, as shown on top.
Step 10: Leave a little space from the twirls above and draw an oval with rings inside.
Step 11: Connect the oval rings to the stem by adding a slightly wavy stroke from the left tip of the oval to the right edge of the twirled stem.
Step 12: Add more details on the stem. See image above for the strokes to draw on the right side of the stem.
Step 13: Make little lines to complete the stem on the left side.
Step 14: Draw some curly strokes on each side of the stem as the pumpkin’s tendrils.
Step 15: Add a small round circle on each side of the cheeks for that blush!
Step 16: The best part now – coloring time! You may choose a bright orange color and add lighter shades on each rib section. Leaves and stems are green for that contrast of colors.

Now that’s one kawaii pumkin you did! Good job!

Want More?

We are constantly adding more tutorials on how to draw kawaii characters and objects. Great for beginners and more advanced artists. We also have printable step by step instruction guides that will help, even brand new artists, re-create and improve on our drawings!

How about coloring instead? We have printable cute coloring pages so you can practice color techniques or just to have fun. Head on over to our coloring page section of our website to search and download them all!

Just want to download a coloring page of this specific character? Click the print button below to print off this lesson’s coloring & tracing pages.

Printable Kawaii Pumpkin Coloring Page

Here’s where you can download the kawaii pumpkin coloring page & step by step instructions. You can use the coloring page to practice coloring the character and the step by step instructions are great if you are not near a computer or phone and want to try this lesson out!

Click the print icon to open print options for these pages. You can also click the image and save it directly to your device.

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Download Printable Instructions: How To Draw A Kawaii Pumpkin

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Are you interested in coloring more?

Coloring characters such as this pumpkin can be A LOT of fun. Especially when they look so cute : )

If you had fun coloring this character, you may want to check out our kawaii coloring book which is available at Amazon. We also have some information on our site for more complex coloring for older kids and adults. You can check out our favorite adult coloring books and some of our top choices for color by number books for adults (which tend to be easier to start with).

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