how to draw a cat pumpkin

How to Draw a Cat Pumpkin

I love drawing cute chibi animals.

These types of drawings are super cute to add to any notebook or planner and they also make great drawing projects for kids.

I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on drawing cute and kawaii animals that you can check out here.

Since Halloween is coming up, I thought I’d cover how to draw a cat pumpkin. You can check out my cat ghost drawing tutorial here.

Today, you’ll learn to draw this:

9 - add more details to the cat pumpkin face

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to draw a cat pumpkin – Step by step for beginners

I always start with simple shapes so that anyone can do this drawing.

Let’s start with the top of the cat pumpkin’s head. We’ll draw a small curve like this:

1 - draw a curve

Next, I will draw the cat’s ears and the sides of the pumpkin – so I’m going to draw a curve like this on one side.

2 - draw one side of the pumpkin

Next, we are going to repeat the same thing on the other side:

2 - draw the other side of the pumpkin

It’s okay if they don’t look even – it doesn’t have to be realistic. The whole point of drawing these hand-drawn cartoons is for them to look hand-drawn.

Next, we’ll complete the pumpkin shape by drawing the bottom of the pumpkin.

3 - draw the bottom of the pumpkin

Now, draw a stalk and a leaf on top of the pumpkin.

4 - draw the stalk and leaf

Now, draw a small curly rind on the top.

5 - add a small rind

Finally, draw two eyes and a small mouth on the cat pumpkin.

6 - draw the cat's face on the pumpkin


Ain’t he cute?

Now, it’s time to color our little pumpkin.

First, I’ll start out with the base colors.

7 - color the pumpkin

Next, add some reddish tinge to the bottom and a yellow tinge on the top – this will make our pumpkin look very cute and round – and give it that spherical shape.

8 - add some light shading

Lastly, draw lines on the pumpkin and add 2 blush spots!

9 - add more details to the cat pumpkin face

Draw kawaii characters and make stickers!


You’ve learned how to draw a cute cat pumpkin.

You can go ahead and add this drawing to your planner or notebook to make it come to life!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute cat pumpkin. You can also use this as a cat pumpkin drawing reference.

If you’d like to learn to draw more cute things, check out these books!

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

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What do you need?

A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.

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Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

Check it out here!

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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101

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