how to draw a puppy in a pumpkin

How to Draw a Puppy in a Pumpkin – Easy Step by Step

In this post, I’ll teach you to draw a puppy in a pumpkin.

This is such a cute drawing to make in time for Halloween and will make a great drawing project for both kids and adults.

You can also draw this on a spooky greeting card.

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This is what you’ll learn by the end of this post:

add blush spots and you'll have drawn a cute puppy in a pumpkin

Let’s begin!

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How to draw a Puppy in a Pumpkin step by step – Easy tutorial for beginners

Please note that I’m using Procreate and drawing this digitally.

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I talk more about how I got started with digital art here.

You can use any tool you want to make this drawing because the process basically is the same. You can use color pencils, pens or crayons – it’s completely your choice!

Let’s begin.

Step 1: Draw the puppy

We will start by drawing the top of the dog’s head – I am going to use very easy shapes.

Just draw a simple semi-circle like this.

Draw a semi circle

Next, we will draw the dog’s ears by drawing 2 inverted triangles at the sides of the dog’s head.

Draw 2 ears

Alright and next, we’ll draw 2 cute eyes and a nose for our puppy.

Draw the eyes and nose of the puppy

Next, we are going to draw 2 paws on the puppy that is in the pumpkin. The paws will make it look like the puppy is peeping out from the pumpkin.

Draw the paws of the puppy

Let’s finish the face of the puppy by drawing a curve underneath the puppy’s face.

Draw the bottom part of the puppy's face

We’ve finished drawing the puppy. It’s time to draw the pumpkin.

Step 2: Draw the pumpkin

Let’s start by drawing 2 big curvy lines at the side of the puppy.

Draw the outline of the pumpkin

This is our huge pumpkin.

Next, we are going to draw the ridges of the pumpkin’s skin.

So, underneath the pumpkin, draw wavy lines like these:

Draw the underneath portion of the pumpkin

And lastly, let’s make the pumpkin super cute.

You can draw any face you want on the pumpkin – but today I am going to draw a cute smiley face on the pumpkin like this:

Draw a cute kawaii face on the pumpkin

And we are done drawing the puppy and the pumpkin.

Easy, wasn’t it?

Step 3: Color the puppy in the pumpkin

You’re going to want to make your pumpkin a beautiful bright orange.

You can also use a darker orange or brown to draw the ridges on the pumpkin.

Color the pumpkin orange

Next, start coloring the dog.

You can color your puppy any color you want. But for this drawing, I am going to go for a chocolate pup since this pup reminds me of my own – Chloe.

Color the dog any color you want

Next, I’ll add a muzzle to the puppy’s mouth and some blush spots to the puppy and the pumpkin!

add blush spots and you'll have drawn a cute puppy in a pumpkin

And voila, we’ve finished drawing a cute puppy in a pumpkin.

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I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute puppy in a pumpkin. You can even use this post as a cute kawaii puppy in a pumpkin drawing reference.

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 add 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 or Procreate, 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. I explain how to make stickers on Procreate 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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