How to Draw a Scary Scarecrow

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Would you like to learn how to draw a scary scarecrow? This one is sure to keep the birds away - and fainthearted people, too!

Scarecrows have been used in agriculture for centuries. Usually consisting of wooden beams and clothing stuffed with straw, scarecrows are made in the shape of people to help keep birds and animals out of gardens.

When the wind blows and makes the scarecrow move, crows, deer, and other animals think they are seeing a real, living human. This keeps them from eating the seeds or vegetables.

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In popular culture, scarecrows that come to life have been used in horror films. Scarecrows with jack o'lantern heads like this one may be used as Halloween decorations.

Are you afraid? Don't be! This easy, step-by-step cartoon scary scarecrow drawing tutorial will help you master the scary scarecrow outline in no time.

Scarecrows don't have to be scary, though - check out this simple scarecrow and smiling cartoon scarecrow.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Barn, Farmer, and Farm.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Scary Scarecrow

How to Draw a Great Looking Scary Scarecrow for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Scary Scarecrow step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the scary scarecrow outline by drawing a wavy curved line. This is the brim of the witch's hat. Below it, enclose a partial circle shape using a curved line. This will become the scarecrow's head.

Easy Scary Scarecrow Drawing - Step 2

Scary Scarecrow step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Complete the hat. Draw parallel curved lines, connected on each end, to form the hatband. Then, use overlapping curved lines to form the bent and pointed top of the hat. Contour the crown of the hat with a curved line.

Easy Scary Scarecrow Drawing - Step 3

Scary Scarecrow step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw the scarecrow's cartoon jack o'lantern face. Use straight lines to outline the mouth and triangular teeth.

Use small triangles to form the nose. Then, outline the semicircular eyes, noting the triangular "scar" over one eye. Draw a curved line across each eye to give it a three-dimensional appearance.

Easy Scary Scarecrow Drawing - Step 4

Scary Scarecrow step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Texture the ridges of the pumpkin using curved lines. Then draw the scarecrow's vest. Extend two sets of curved lines from the head, and allow each set to meet at a point.

Easy Scary Scarecrow Drawing - Step 5

Scary Scarecrow step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw the scarecrow's clothing. Use curved lines to sketch the overlapping parallelogram shapes of the garment.

Easy Scary Scarecrow Drawing - Step 6

Scary Scarecrow step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw the wooden poles behind the garment. Use two vertical and two horizontal lines that cross each other perpendicularly. Then, outline an "X" shape across them to indicate the string or cord that holds them together.

Continue the pole below the scarecrow using a set of vertical lines. Then, draw small circles along the front of the garment to indicate the buttons.

Easy Scary Scarecrow Drawing - Step 7

Scary Scarecrow step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw the scarecrow's arm. Extend a long curved line and double it back upon itself to form the sleeve. Enclose the cuff at the end of the sleeve using a wavy curved line. Texture both the cuff and the sleeve with curved lines.

Add More Details to Your Scary Scarecrow Picture - Step 8

Scary Scarecrow step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw the remaining sleeve. Again, extend a long curved line and double it back upon itself to form the sleeve. Enclose the cuff at the end of the sleeve using a wavy curved line. Texture both the cuff and the sleeve with curved lines.

Complete the Outline of Your Scary Scarecrow Drawing - Step 9

Scary Scarecrow step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Complete your scary scarecrow outline by drawing straw erupting from the sleeves. Use straight lines that meet at sharp, jagged points.

Color Your Scary Scarecrow Drawing

Scary Scarecrow step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon of a scary scarecrow. We've given ours an orange pumpkin head, yellow straw hands, beige clothing, and a purple hat and vest.

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