How to draw a witch's pot or cauldron step by step for beginners

How to Draw a Witch’s Pot/Cauldron

Since Halloween is coming up, I thought I’d do a Halloween drawing tutorial.

And what better thing to draw than a witch’s cauldron?

It’s spooky and makes a perfect drawing project for kids and adults!

Let’s learn to draw a witch’s pot or cauldron today.

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

draw spooky steam coming out of the cauldron

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How to draw cute cauldron – 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 outline of the Cauldron

Let’s start by drawing the witch’s pot. It’s very curved, so we are going to use very simple shapes to draw this witch’s pot.

Let’s start by drawing the rim of the cauldron – just draw a quick oval shape like this:

Draw the rim of the pot

Next, we’re going to draw the outer rim of the cauldron by drawing another oval shape like this:

Draw the edge of the cauldron

Now, we’ll start moving downwards to draw the whole cauldron. I’m going to draw the sides like this:

continue to draw the sides of the cauldron

And now, I will draw the whole cauldron base by drawing a nice big curved bottom like this:

draw the cauldron bottom

Now, we need to add the finer details. Let’s start by drawing the cauldron legs.

I’m going to draw 3 small triangular shapes at the bottom like so:

draw the legs

And then we can draw the handle – let’s draw the hook first on the side of the cauldron.

draw a small hook at the side of the cauldron

I’m also going to draw an unfinished dotted line at the base of the rim so that the cauldron looks more bent and realistic. Remember to leave lines half finished – this gives a nice look to your drawing.

Next, we’ll draw the handle of the witch’s pot. I’m just going to draw a large ring through that hook:

draw a ring

Easy, right?

Now, we’ve finished drawing the cauldron.

We can add more detail by drawing some bubbling liquid inside – I’m going to draw quick round and wavy shapes inside the cauldron like this:

draw the bubbles of the witch's potion

To give it a little more detail, I’m going to add some jagged lines or dashes along the cauldron.

draw some lines on the cauldron

And I think we are done.

It’s time to color the witch’s pot.

Step 2: Color the witch’s pot

You can color your cauldron any color you want.

But for this tutorial, I’m going to go with a dark purple to give it that spooky look!

color the cauldron

Next, I’m going to color the hook, the handle and the legs of the cauldron.

color the legs and the hook

Then I’ll color the rim a little lighter purple and the inside of the cauldron too.

color the rim

Finally, color the witch’s brew inside the pot any color you want. I want to make mine look like bubbling goop so I am going to color it a bright lime green.

color the brew

Then with a darker green, I’ll add some small wavy lines to give it more texture.

add more bubbles

Next, I’ll draw some steam with a lighter green and just change the opacity of the layer so that it looks transparent. If you are drawing this traditionally, just color lightly with your pencil to draw the steam.

draw spooky steam coming out of the cauldron

And we’re done drawing the cauldron!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute witch’s cauldron. You can even use this post as a cute witch’s pot 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!

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