FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your drawings do not turn out the way you were hoping do not give up, learning to draw takes practice. Draw everyday and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back to this blog often and try some of my other projects.
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NOTE; use greyscale if your printer has that option so you get the benefit of the shading.
|Printable how to draw a pumpkin worksheet|
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PRINTABLE PROJECT NOTES.
Pumpkins are round but not a circle. Draw the outline as a lopsided circle with the bottom mostly flat. Draw a second pumpkin outline in front of the other. These outlines can be a little lumpy shaped but don't overdo it.
The stem is not at the very top but a little lower, this gives perspective to the pumpkin. The stem is rough so draw it with little short choppy lines. Add shading to the shadow side with short choppy marks made with the "cheek" or side of the pencil. Do not shade in the top cut off part, it remains white. The bottom of the stem has little bumps like toes, sketch them in like circles with a shadow on one side.
The pumpkin has creases or folds in the sides. These creases are shaped like a bow without the string or arrow, they start at the top then bend outward and then back into the bottom where they might touch. These creases often are a shadow but will have a highlight on the outside edge next to the shadow.
Remember to leave the highlights where the light is shiny on the side of the pumpkin. Lightly outline the highlights before shading the shadow side of the pumpkin.
The shadows make it look round and real. Shadows come in very dark, dark, and gray. Do the very dark first at the bottom and the side away from the light. Then add the dark around the very dark and last lightly fill in everything else with the gray- but keep the highlights pure white. Leave a little highlight between the pumpkins to help show they are separated.
A shadow on the table and the wall behind the pumpkin will make it look like it belongs somewhere.