How to Draw Halloween Cartoon Characters

Haloween cartoon characters drawing

How to draw Halloween cartoon characters.

Wow - what a fun lesson, this was to create!

Grouping some of the most popular 'faces of fright' - into one single drawing - let's take an in-depth look, step by step - at not only how to draw various monsters, those like a werewolf, a witch, and a vampire...

But perhaps more importantly - with respect to drawing...

An approach that may just help to give you a different insight, for drawing a group of characters in one drawing.

Starting with a simple framework - laying out some basic shapes, and then gradually moving upward, and back - away from the observer...

Here's how the lesson unfolds

Drawing Halloween Cartoon Characters in a Group

Obvious in the image at the very top, here - we're going to be drawing: a black cat, a jack-o-lantern, a scarecrow, a mummy, a goblin, a ghost, a witch, a werewolf, a skeleton, a vampire, frankenstein, a gargoyle, and a bat...

13 characters in all.

Beginning at the very front - those monsters appearing closest to the observer, and also - working our way up, as we'll gradually sketch in additional monsters (as it makes sense to do so) - here's the very first step..

Framework for drawing Halloween cartoon characters

Circles, crosses - and some green lines to help with the placement of key features - the first 5 characters are *somewhat* in place.

Next up...

Developing the bodies of the Halloween cartoon characters

Sketch in some additional lines, something to mark off the *general* area - where the bodies of your characters will fill space.

Normally of course, I'd spend more time developing a framework of basic shapes, for each one.

Here though - I just want you to have the general idea of how it will come together. It will allow you to better focus on creativity, which of course...

Is the point! :-)


More characters now...

Adding additional characters to the Halloween cartoon drawing

And more "body space holders" too...

Adding the final characters to the Hallowwen cartoon framework

And the initial phase of our Halloween cartoon drawing lesson, is complete.


Now - for the drawing, beginning (as it would make sense to do so) - with the black cat and jack-o-lantern, located at the lower/front/center - of the group of characters.

Here's how it begins...

Drawing the faces of the black cat and jack o lantern

And next, fading out those parts of the drawing, to grey - lines we've already drawn...

Go ahead and continue, gradually bringing forth the first 2 of 13 Halloween cartoon character...

Continuing with the faces of the black cat and jack o lantern

More lines, bringing forth a unique look for the cat and jack-o-lantern.

Use these images of course, to help you with ideas.

Sequence is something to certainly consider. And with such an analytical approach as this - it could just help you to visualize your own creations, step by step - with a tad bit more clarity.

I certainly hope it does! :-)

Drawing the bodies of the black cat and jack o lantern

OK. Wrapping up the first two cartoon characters now...

Completing the black cat and jack o lantern

Next - move on up to the witch and goblin - starting of course, with the head area on each.

You'll notice that with each character, there will be less to draw, as each one - as they fall behind, in the group - will be obscured more an more.

Something else...

Beginning with the eyes (or face at least), with each Halloween cartoon character - you'll develop a deeper insight *much faster* - as to how you'll create yours, to look especially unique.

Drawing the goblin and witch faces for the Halloween cartoon

Continue on with the goblin and witch...

Drawing the faces of the goblin and witch

More lines still, gradually bringing into view their heads...

Continuing with the faces of the goblin and witch

And yes - keep right on going! :-)

Drawing faces for a goblin and witch

Next up, notice how I sort of stopped - thought - and went ahead with the hand of the soon-to-be ghost, in between the goblin and witch?

Thinking ahead like this, can help to prevent erasing - a little ways down the road.

And with such a structured approach, ensuring you get it right (don't worry though - please, make mistakes - you'll get better)...

Could be that much easier.

Drawing the details of the goblin and witch cartoon characters

More on the goblin and witch cartoons...

Drawing the hat of the cartoon witch

And more still - this time, bringing the witch's clenched fist into view, as she'll very soon - be grasping her broom.

Drawing more details of the witch and goblin

Goblin complete, and witch *almost* there, next - head on over to the scarecrow, sketch out a simple-looking face...

Drawing the scarecrow's face and witch's broom

Finish the witch. Keep going with the scarecrow.

Completing the witch and drawing the scarecrow's face

And yes, now's a pretty good time to have a go at the ghost.

By the way. The ghost is really quite easy to draw - in that there isn't too much detail going on.

Few simple lines, and that's it...

Drawing the ghost and scarecrow's face

Complete the ghost. Keep going with the scarecrow...

Drawing the scarecrow's head and ghosts top

And again - two key steps here...

Notice how I've considered the mummy's hand, resting on the scarecrow's shoulder?

Drawing it now (thinking ahead) - will save me from having to go back and erase something (forcing it to fit), a bit later on.

Works out nicely!


Oh - and start on the skeleton too...

Drawing the head of the skeleton

Scarecrow coming along, the head of the skeleton coming into view...

Drawing the skeleton head and body of the scarecrow

And things are really taking shape.


Hey, you know what?

While you're going through this lesson - step by step - please, don't hesitate, tapping into your own creativity.

Put some horns on the skeleton. Write some words on the ghost. Give your scarecrow a 'corn cob' pipe.

Take every chance available, to further your own unique creativity. :-)

Seriously, this is what it all comes down to!

Drawing the skeleton's head


Complete the skeleton and scarecrow, now...

Completing the skeleton and scarecrow

And then, move on over to the mummy (simple overlapping bandages) - and also, the vampire.

Like so...

Drawing the faces of the vampire and mummy

More bandages. More on bringing forth the face of your Halloween cartoon vampire...

Drawing the face of the vampire

And yes - just keep right on going...

Continuing with the vampire and mummy

The eyes are *by far* the best part of the mummy. Just sort of tucked right in there.

Keep going with the vampire...

Drawing the vampire cloak and mummy cloth

And then - again, take the opportunity (before you complete the vampire's cloak) - to sketch in the skeleton's hand (if you like), resting on his shoulder.

More on over to the werewolf, too!

Drawing the werewolf's head and skeleton's hand

More werewolf. More skeleton-vampire...

Drawing the werewolf's head

And with the vampire complete.

And with the werewolf *almost* complete...

Begin on Frankenstein's head - keeping things nice and symmetrical, as you go.

Interestingly enough, Frankenstein is the only Halloween cartoon character here, that's looking straight at the observer.

This will make him easier to draw.

Begin with his nose area, and chin - like so...

Drawing the head of the werewolf

Wow - these Halloween cartoon characters, are really taking shape. Almost done now, actually.

With the werewolf complete, move on over to Frank once again - and bring forth the finishing touches of the drawing...

Drawing the head of frankenstein

While small in size, both the gargoyle and bat - require just as similar of an approach - as the other Halloween cartoon characters.

Here's how they look in the beginning...

Drawing the head of frankenstein, and the bat and gargoyle

And here's how they look - bat complete, and the gargoyle - with its claws drawn prior to completing Frankenstein, as again - it will save you from having to erase a little later on...

Finishing the bat and gargoyle

Well, this is pretty much it!

Complete the gargoyle - sitting atop Frankenstein.

And yes, complete Frank too - just a few more lines - bringing forth his shirt, and a bit of his arm...

Drawing the rest of frankenstein

And that's all there is too it!

Add some details (take your time and have LOTS of fun with this)...

Black and white Halloween cartoon drawing

And of course, a splash of color!

Cartoon Halloween character drawing

Ta Da!

You're all done.

And wow - what fun it was.

So, how did your Halloween cartoon character drawing turn out?

Did you add more or less characters?

Did you color yours differently?

Did you change your characters to look happy, sad, etc.?

Holding more/different items?

How did you make your drawing, unique!? :-)


Regardless, I hope you enjoyed the lesson.

Have a Happy Halloween, and see you real soon, for the next cartoon drawing lesson!