How to Draw a Cartoon Haunted House

Haunted House

Come Halloween, being able to draw/design your very own haunted house like the one pictured above - is just plain awesome!

Here, use the examples to help you design and construct a cool-looking mansion of your own, leaving no stone unturned with respect to tapping into your more creative side.

Let's do this!


First Step - A Framework for a Haunted House

To begin this lesson, it helps to first map out the structure of your building - similar to how you would any other drawing. Below, three rectangles, and a cross to help maintain symmetry (if that's your goal) - is a nice way to begin.

Like this...

Haunted House
Haunted House
Haunted House

Using different colors, I've also mapped out some of the various features I plan to include in this drawing. Pumpkins, skulls, an owl, windows, shrubs... all can be accounted for above - and depending on the route you plant to go - so can a lot of other things!

Time to draw...

Second Step - Draw!

OK - let's begin this lesson with some of the key details - those parts that connect first and foremost (distance-wise) with the viewer. Sequence in mind, it helps to gradually bring out those parts that fall behind, after you bring out the parts that would first come into view.

Step by step, here's how I tackled this one...

Haunted House
Haunted House
Haunted House
Haunted House
Haunted House
Haunted House
Haunted House
Haunted House
Haunted House
Haunted House
Haunted House

There we go. Really loving that purple! Of course in your case - you can go any color you wish. There are tons of little differences that your drawing may include - and I say, the more the better.

This is one of those lessons where truly - there's no limit what-so-ever as to just how creative you can get. I hope you enjoyed it! :-)