How to Draw a Pumpkin

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Learn how to draw a great looking Cartoon Pumpkin with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Cartoon Pumpkin.

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Complete Cartoon Pumpkin drawing

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Would you like to learn how to draw a cartoon pumpkin? It's easy when you use this cartoon vegetable drawing tutorial.

The pumpkin is the fruit of certain squash or gourd plants. Though the word "pumpkin" comes from a Greek word for melon, the plant itself was first discovered in Central America. It was first cultivated by Native Americans and later around the world.

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In autumn, many people like to pick their own pumpkin from a pumpkin patch. The pumpkin can then be made into a delicious pumpkin pie or carved to create a scary jack 'o lantern. Pumpkins are iconic decorations of the fall season.

Most pumpkins are small enough to hold with two hands, but they can also reach enormous proportions. The record-setting heaviest pumpkin ever grown weighed 2,624 lbs (1,190 kg)!

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Carrot, Broccoli, and Corn Cob.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Pumpkin

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How to Draw a Great Looking Cartoon Pumpkin for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

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1. Draw an oval or egg shape to create the first rib of the pumpkin. Then, enclose another curved shape alongside it to create a second rib.

Easy Cartoon Pumpkin Drawing - Step 2

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2. Continue using long curved lines to enclose rounded ribs until the pumpkin has a round, full shape.

Easy Cartoon Pumpkin Drawing - Step 3

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3. Draw the pumpkin's thick stem. Extend two curved lines from the top of the pumpkin. From each of these, draw a long curved line. The lines should be roughly parallel and "S" shaped.

Easy Cartoon Pumpkin Drawing - Step 4

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4. Use a curved line to enclose the end of the stem. Draw another curved line across it to give the tip of the stem an oval shape.

Then, texture the stem with curved lines. Use additional short lines to begin enclosing the ribs visible behind the stem.

Easy Cartoon Pumpkin Drawing - Step 5

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5. Complete the pumpkin's ribs. Then, draw tendrils of vine terminating from the stem. Use long, curving, "S" shaped lines.

Easy Cartoon Pumpkin Drawing - Step 6

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6. Draw a leaf along the pumpkin vine. First, extend a curved line from the vine. This forms the leaf's stem and vein. Then, use a series of connected, curved lines to outline the body of the leaf.

Easy Cartoon Pumpkin Drawing - Step 7

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7. Continue to draw the body of the leaf on the opposite side of the vein. Then, draw secondary veins extending from the primary vein or midrib.

Add More Details to Your Cartoon Pumpkin Picture - Step 8

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8. Draw the remaining veins, and begin a second leaf. Again, use a curved line for the stem and a series of curved lines to sketch the outline of the leaf.

Complete the Outline of Your Cartoon Pumpkin Drawing - Step 9

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9. Complete the leaf, erasing as necessary. Finish outlining the leaf, and draw the secondary veins.

Color Your Cartoon Pumpkin Drawing

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Color your pumpkin. Traditionally, pumpkins are orange in color. They can also be yellow, brown, green, or white!

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